Grandma & Grandpa Tilyou arrived yesterday afternoon. They were so surprised at how much the boys have grown since they saw them in September and how how active & busy they are. The boys are just smitten with Grandma & Grandpa too. Kellan was showing off all his moves, rolling from front to back & to front again, spinning around on his belly & sitting up while looking straight up at Grandma standing above him. Garren was cooing and chattering away at them, he has so much to say these days & has found his inner motor boat again. Grandma says he sounds like a race car... Caden is working his charm, using those sweet blue eyes & that smile you just can't resist. He just stares at them & watches everything they do. It's the first time the boys have really taken a really obvious interest in someone other than each other or Donna & I. It's very cute!!!
Today Donna worked of course, FedEx doesn't slow down, especially at Christmas!!! Donna's parents, Tina & Warren, & I hung out at home playing with the boys & Tina & I decided to make salt dough Christmas ornaments. I saw a couple of Christmas crafts I wanted to try but I wanted to incorporate them into one. So we put our heads together & came up with an idea. I wanted to make "Santa hands" using the boys' handprints, I also wanted to make salt dough ornaments. We weren't sure pressing the boys handprints into the dough would work but we gave it a try... We also made a few plain flat ornaments for back up in case the hand imprints didn't work, then we could place their painted handprint on a plain ornament & decorate :o) The imprints worked great!!! So Tina & I spent the evening painting the ornaments we cut out and baked earlier in the day. We had fun & have some great "Santa hands." Donna got off work earlier than I ever remember her getting off on Christmas eve, she was home before dark!!! So we all had a nice Christmas Eve dinner.
|Tina & I painting|
|Santa Hands, not sure why the paint keeps cracking??? |
But I think they turned out really cute!!!
|We made a few other salt dough ornaments too|
We also dressed the boys in their Christmas sleepers & tormented them with more Christmas tree photos...
|Garren, Kellan & Caden|