Tuesday, December 27, 2011

WHAT? WHO Stayed Over?

A full day has passed.
Christmas 2011
 is becoming a
Sweet Memory.

After opening gifts
we spent part of the
afternoon  eating
AND playing games.
We played
My son was the scorekeeper.
He cheats-although he
claims he doesn't.

Then we played
Life with the kids.
My son was banker.
He cheats-although he claims he

At the end of the dsy
everyone went home.
This monkey headed for home.
He took the new little
Chunky Monkey Charlie
with him.
The girls are home
playing with their new toys.
Lulu with her keyboard
and headphones.
Julia with her Cinderealla doll.
Sweet little Ria  with
her sore little mouth.
Her favorite gift was her
Spy Kids kit.
All is quiet now.
My Hero and I
 came home to a
tree with no presents under it.
A sign that the
Gifts of Love
have all been presented.

I grab my cup of coffee
and sit down to watch the news.
MyHero is off to work.

It is quiet here-no one chattering,
or crying,
or whining.

Suddenly I hear it..

I see ONE of the grandkids
got left behind.
Well, at least I can stick
THIS ONE in a box....
and enjoy my coffee in peace!

How about you?
Any monkeys left at
YOUR house?
your photo name


  1. All is quiet on the northeastern front.....
    Love your post !!
    Hope you have a Healthy & Happy New Year ! !

  2. Heehee! I'm so glad to hear you had a nice Christmas (cheating son and all). :D

    I do have my own set of monkeys and I'm not so sure I can find a box large enough to keep them in, so I guess I'll just have to listen to their incessant chatter & laughter for the rest of the week. No complaints.

  3. sounds like a fun day Diana. How in the world can you cheat at bunco LOL? Let me know so I can try it next time LOL. Have a great day.

  4. My monkey went back to work today. Oh, you probably didn't mean husbands. But it is nice and quiet. I think my son and I may go out to see the Muppets movie later. Should be nice and quiet there.

  5. All the little monkeys are left at my house. And probably for the next 12 years or so. It's a regular zoo around here.
    I'm glad that your Christmas went well. And let's hope that your son's cheating is contained to board games.

  6. Diana, I have a barrel of monkeys.:):) Emma monkey will be coming to our house on Thursday and staying 3days. I know she is chomping at the bit. I have some crafts to keep her entertained. I know the peace and quiet are wonderful at times. xo, Susie(She Junks)

  7. We're on vacation and will be monkeying around until Thursday morning!

  8. Christmas blessings to you!!! May your New Year be the best ever! We are MONKEYING around for the next few days and I'm going to try really hard to NOT GAIN WEIGHT from all the fruitcake, fruitcake, FRUITCAKE!

    Love to you~


  9. Actually yes. I was given a monkey hat by Santa this year. It is too funny!


  10. Cheating sons, huh?
    I take it you didn't win? ;-)
    It sounds like a wonderful, Christmas and all the little grands looked adorable. Now, enjoy a bit of rest! Amen. and, Amen.

  11. Oh this is tooo adorable!!!! I am so happy that you had an awesome Christmas!!! and it looks like the kids had a blast!
    "Time for Starbucks, no doubt!" LOL
    P.S. I wish we were on the beach with Donna right now!!

  12. How funny! I would have jumped!
    I have two of my daughters here until about the 8th. It's been fun. I've missed them.

  13. Looks like you had the merriest Christmas, Diana! All of those little monkeys are darling! Now you can relax and have some quietness, just like I am!


  14. Oh we love to play games here. We cheat too! If we didn't some of these games would go on all night! Looks like you had a great Christmas.

  15. No monkeys here...just too many leftover sweets!

  16. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas! We are home and relaxing! No monkeys here.

  17. LOL! No monkeys here - just 3 hungry cats! Adorable photos of your family. I played the game "Sorry" with my grandniece and nephew on Christmas Eve! Fun!
    Hugs, Cindy

  18. Nope. No monkeys here either, Diana. Except for the big gorilla I share my bed with! lol!
    So glad that you had a fun Christmas day! Have a safe and happy New Year's, girlie! :)

    xoxo laurie

  19. LOL Very cute...looks like you all had a wonderful Christmas...send that noisy monkey to the cheater! ;D

  20. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, Diana! And yes there are still monkeys here, too,! lol

  21. Sounds like you all had a great Christmas, Diana! It sure does go by fast. I'm glad that I don't have to hear all of those annoying commercials about buying Christmas gifts any more. And yes, there is a monkey here, too:)

  22. the Chicago sons are still here but planning to head back to their little city apartments later tonight. we will pack them up today and soon it will be just me and Mr G and Ryan again. Christmas has been great. I have P T this morning so I have to go endure some pain, and I will hope for a little massage. Well, I can hope ! trying to work though a slightly pinched nerve thing. I hope you have a wonderful New years !

    - KAT -

  23. All quiet here too Diana, weren't the babies wonderful, celebrating their first Christmas was such a joy this year.

  24. It sounds like fun was had be all! The joys of Christmas! I love playing games; it's perfect for family time! It sounds like you had a busy Christmas! Send the noisy monkey home with the cheater! Happy New Year!

  25. Merry Christmas my sweet girl.
    Always leave here with a smile....love how you love your family.
    Wishing you and your clan the best New Year possible...
    so nice to drop by here again...wonderful to be back!
    Hugs, Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  26. Diana, you are so funny! I cried I missed my children so much at Christmas but then I forgot that I didn't have to hear the crying and yelling and whining from the grand girls. Jas sent us a video of the girls opening up their gifts from us. LOL....No paper to clean up either that way. Wishing you the happiest of New Year's my friend. xo

  27. Looks like you had a wonderful Christmas, Diana! Best wishes for a wonderful New Year! Looking forward to seeing what you'll be up to!

  28. What a wonderful Christmas you had Diana.

    Children make the holiday.

    I wish you a grand new year!

    The new baby is precious.



  29. Monkeys arriving here tomorrow! Thought I'd have some fun reading up on what's been going on in blog land. You have had a wonderful time! Enjoy your peace and quiet and have a Happy New Year!
    P.S. I'd like your son's side of the story please, Miss D. ; )
    Hugs, Tina

  30. Hi Diana,

    What beautiful images of your family! Looks like you all shared a fun-filled day surrounded by happiness, laughter, and loved ones! Merry Christmas & Cheers for a beautiful New Year!



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