Day 2 of opening presents, this time at Matt and Mary's house.
so Leanne could play before the snow melted.
But they weren't . . .
So when they did arrive,
he took the element of surprise
and pelted Marie almost before she was out of the car.
So much fun.
And Leanne has surprisingly good aim -
that snowball would have been right in my face (and camera lens) if I hadn't ducked at the last minute. Little stinker.
After that, opening presents was almost anticlimactic.
We opened gifts,
ate our weight in sweets,
took turns holding Santa Baby,
and partied the afternoon away.
Jaclyn and her tasty toes.
Ok, some of us took a nap while others watched football.
Everyone parties in their own way, right??
Since Leia was with her mom today, we'll go to her dad's house tomorrow for another round of gift opening.
We're almost ready for Christmas. All our presents were wrapped and under the tree last Saturday (it's a Christmas miracle!), which left this week for baking and making.
she's so confidant in the process that she got out all the ingredients and was ready to go before I even made it to the kitchen.
Leanne sewed a present for her mom.
(shhhh! It's a secret!)
I finished a bunch of projects - 3 t-shirt dresses for Leanne;
5 pillowcases - these 3 are gifts;
and put the binding on Leia's quilt. Leia insisted on satin blanket binding - what a pain in the tushie.
I sewed it on like regular binding but I'm not overly pleased with the results. I may rip it out and redo it. But then again, finished is better than perfect . . . right??
Rachel is teaching Addy to weave - I'm so proud (sniff).
And last but not least - I successfully made my mom's peanut butter fudge! I've tried this, off and on, for years with very limited success. I bought a new double boiler last year - just for this recipe - and that may have helped.
Mom's PBF is one of my favorite Christmas memories. So glad I can share that holiday goodness with my kids and grandkids this year.
Nice lunch today with a good friend
Hubby got his main Christmas present early this year -
In what's become an annual tradition, we celebrated my birthday by taking the little girls somewhere fun. This year it was Disney On Ice at Staples Center.