For Christmas, I ran over to San Diego to see my grandkids, Jonathan and Mara. This is a picture I put together for a plate, bowl, & mug set I had made for Jonathan. The company I used is here.
Gingerbread houses are essential in Christmas preparations. Jonathan concentrated on getting the frosting on the roof just right-
But Mara had a different idea...
Even though the song goes, "It Never Rains in Southern California," every time I go visit them, it rains. This visit was no different, but at least we got a good rainbow out of it. Aren't the kids good posers?
Finally, the big day arrives. This is the quietest you will ever see the kids...
It took about 5 minutes to open all the presents, even with posing for pictures.
Looking forward to lots of fun over the next few days!
That evening, we all went over to the other grandparents house for dinner. This is just a small portion of the decorations they have, including 3 full-size trees.
And this is just one of the 3 fried turkeys they made.
A typical picture of the 5 cousins -
And the day ended with a great sunset.
The next few days involved a lot of Lego assembly, but Jonathan did not need any help. He's quite the engineer!
But the best Christmas present of all was their brand new dog, Coco. Not only did the kids get a new friend, but Coco got a home and family for Christmas. Now that is one lucky dog!