Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas With the Grandkids

I drove the car over to San Diego to celebrate Christmas with the Grandkids (and their parents, of course...)


Cookie decorating was first on the list.


Do you think Mara might take after her Grandma a little?


Finally, Christmas Eve arrived.


The kids left cookies and milk for Santa, plus 9 carrots, one for each of the reindeer. Gee, we never used to leave carrots for the reindeer, but now it seems like everyone does. I just hope they don't get too fat to fly...


The present opening on Christmas morning went so fast I barely had time to get any pictures. Mara got her long-awaited Wii.


And Jonathan was pretty happy with his Battleship game.



Santa seems to have made a slight boo-boo, but Jonathan fixed it right up.


I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and I wish you all a very Happy New Year!

Next up - what I spent this year - down to the penny!

13 comments:

longdog2 said...

Great looking grandkids. It's nice that you got to spend Christmas with family. I bet they enjoy reading your blog too.

http://travelinglongdogs.blogspot.com

Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

Tis truely the best time of year to spend with all the Grandkids. Oh and the parents too but didnt they already get their turns.

A safe and happy New Year to you and yours.

It's about time.

http://ricknkathyrousseau.blogspot.com/

Joe and Tracey said...

Diana, we've really enjoyed following your travels over the years and also watching your grandchildren grow!

Happy New Year to all.

J&T

Sondra said...

what fun...I can wait for my Grand to get big enough he is barely 4 mos now...
I think Mara is a lot like her gramma..she is photographing her cookies!!

Me and My Dog said...

Your grand kids are so cute!!! It's nice you were able to spend Christmas with them, I'm sure they loved it.

DSD said...

Beautiful pics, beautiful family! Would love to see some of you too. Happy New Year!

Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Just love your grandson's big, cheesy grin. My grandson does the same thing any time someone points a camera at him. Looks like you all had a really great Christmas together.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

The very best way to spend Christmas:)

~~Sue and Doug~~ said...

love the shot of Mara taking a picture of the cookies..now there is a blogger in the making!!!

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

You have lovely grandkids! But I think Jonathan needs to eat lots of those Christmas cookies so he won't look like he's all bones...

Janie O said...

HNY Diana. What a fun Christmas for you and all. Jonathan looks like you. The whole looks like Christmas anywhere USA. We never thought of the poor reindeer either! Been checking in on you now and then but until today have been discouraged about my future rving prospects. Seeing your expenditures is going to help too.
Janie O

ourtakeonfreedom said...

Oh, man! We're in San Diego! You missed out on a potential follow-up Ayo-led yoga on the beach with Bree, who is here as well :-)

Anonymous said...

Great looking grandkids! Not surprising considering who their Grandmother is!! Sold house. Getting excited about retiring. Hope to see you on road!!

Rita