Saturday, January 1, 2011

Mama's Visitors...and more

My "Little Mither" loves little children,
so I invited two of my dear young friends, Rachel and Deb, with their small children to visit. Mama had last seen the older ones, Jesse, Mari, and Kate when they were about two years old. Now Maggie Pearl and Lillian Hope have joined the families.

Below, Kate and Maggie dug into the toy basket and played puppets right away. Rachel had a visit with Mom while I visited with Deb as the kids played on the floor together.

Mari and Maggie were VERY interested in 'Tita' as Mom is called by some of her grandchildren.

I switched up the gathering to a cookie making episode for some variety.
Stoplight cookies are easy for kids to make, and they are a great treat:
a half piece of a graham cracker square spread with peanut butter
and a red, yellow, and green M & M's on top.

When it was time for the kids to leave Tita told them the story of the woman with the alligator purse.

And that evening...

We had dinner in the sunroom while we waited for the Christmas Fire Truck to come by.
It is well decorated, plays Christmas music, and wishes folks Merry Christmas by way of a loudspeaker. I set us up in the living room so we could knit and visit together when we weren't out and about or entertaining company.

Mom's gone home; the New Year has begun; and this is what I did to celebrate this afternoon.

I haven't been X-Country skiing in several years, and it was very cold (10 degrees). But the sun sparkled on the snow and I wanted to celebrate with a bit of PIZAZ!


Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

Love the firetruck! It looks like you had such a wonderfully "full" christmas.

Did you have fun skiing?

I loved what you wrote on my FB page about Believing God. I am choosing to believe God for the BIG things, not just the little things.

Love you!

mimi torchia boothby watercolors said...

nice set of photos! I am glad you had such a prestigious guest. :-)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

You just look great on those skis. So glad you had fun with your "Mither". Very sweet title for her. What a great idea to have the children visit. I'm sure she was delighted.