Sunday, January 3, 2010

Christmas with the grandkids!

As in the past few years, Christmas found me in Grand Ledge with Jennifer, Derek, Dalayna and Wyatt. I go over on Christmas Eve evening and stay the night, so I get to be there first thing in the morning after Santa has visited. What fun! The magic of Christmas is truly channeled through the hearts of children.

Here are a few pics from Christmas day:

Aunt Jan sent the kids a gingerbread house to make for Christmas. Which they did. Carefully check out the gingerbread man - now there's a man!

Christmas morning, as Dalayna quietly plays with the barnyard that Santa brought her while she patiently awaits everyone else getting up:

Dalayna really. really wanted the barnyard - it was clearly her favorite present. She came back to play with the barnyard and animals again and again.

Dalayna finds a Hannah Montana CD in her stocking - oh boy!

The back rubber thing that Mom got in her stocking, when used on Dalayna's back, causes her to break into wild giggling - she says that it tickled her. Here Dad was just giving her the treatment...

Wyatt is such a little gearhead - man, he just loves things with wheels - cars, trucks, tractors, you name it. The boy has an incredible collection of Hot Wheels, a few of which he is never without. Got some more in his stocking, too. And here he's playing with the giant tow truck that Santa brought him. "Very cool," thinks he.

Wyatt puzzles out the puzzle he got. He did pretty well with it, too.

Frank, Stephany, Dalayna, Derek, Wyatt, and I say "Merry Christmas!

While our Christmas in mid-Michigan was white, it was more like a 'wet Christmas', as evidenced by the water droplets on the living room window. Temps were in the mid-30s, and it rained and/or drizzled most of Christmas day.

But wet or not, it was a wonderful Christmas. I spent the day hanging out with kids and grandkids, playing with them with their new toys. What a treasure to have these people in my life.

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