Vivienne has been most hard at work, making present for everyone, and collecting special finds around the house to wrap and give away.We had carolers come to our door a few days ago, and how sweet it was to have a joyful pack of neighbors singing their hearts out to us.
Grammy and Grandaddy shared a special meal, beautifully prepared by David. His talent in the kitchen is impressive, to say the least. David has a unique ability to make a feast from the simplest ingredients. We also enjoyed using the fine china passed down to us from Great Grammy Marni, in her memory.
Grammy also helped the kids to make their own cinnamon ornaments, which smelled delicious as they dried in the oven. The recipe comes from Martha Stewart. Instead of making birds this year, they used an assortment of cookie cutter shapes.
And here are the finished ornaments~
Pogo sticks! The girls love them! Thanks, Grammy and Granddaddy!
Mia's Snowman made from Kapla blocks - these are super.
~Jasper's tower - I think these blocks will be a family favorite for a long time to come.
Today we brought out the lovely stockings and hope Santa will fill them tonight! Vivienne is holding my stocking, made by my Aunt Petra when I was a little girl.It is HUGE, the kids are all very envious.