Thursday, December 30, 2010

Random Christmas Takes

My wonderful daughter-in-law,
whose picture does not appear in my blog
cuz she is so dad blamed cute that my
son worries that someone will see
her and spirit her away
thought she was
giving me a
Starbucks Christmas ornament.
She said her first thought on seeing it was..
What idiot would buy this?
Her 2nd thought was
Oh, my idiot Mother-in-law would
probably like that..
Although she never mentioned the
2nd thought to me.

Here is my son-in-law,TheBrawnyMan's ,

Packer village.
I think my daughter got a bit

carried away with the SNOW.

It looks like the town was

ploughed under in a blizzard.

Sorry, TPot, just sayin....Our kids draw names to exchange gifts

but there is a caveat on the gift.

It must be made or purchased

for $10. or less.

This is MamasBoy in his

Pizza Snuggie- (styling, buddy, styling)

My daughter who was the

roller skating queen of the 7th grade

got a pair of next-to-new roller skates.

(which she will use with her kids

at the local roller rink-the same one

MyHero skated at as a boy)

Mimi got a birdhouse made out

of signs..and it spells out her last name.TheBrawnyMan made this

for TheIslandScout-a hand-turned pen..

a pretty great "gag" gift..No GAG to it.

I got one is gorgeous!My daughter, TPot, also got this..

She loves family photos.
Her sister, Mimi, had her kids

lay in position so that she could

make "letters" -The letters

spell our their last name. Cool, huh?

You can see the O K E here.SweetCheeks got another dress up gown.

This one is Ariel.She is magically transformed into a Mermaid

just by donning the gown.

Nana-Look- Iff Ih pull my ghown upp

Ih'm a baby mermaihd~Hearh-Lookit hearh..

If I phull it dowhn ...

Ih'm a beeyootifull groawn up mermaihd

Nana- Do yoah know whut this is foarh?

(whispering now)

Thiss iss my Brawh for my Boobies.

Cuz..Mermaihds have big gurhl boobies.

giggle...giggle...giggle..MyHero got a kite from the

grown up kids..

Do you think there was a hidden message there?

Like when he asks---

Do you want some advice?

in his deep no-nonsense voice.

Instead of saying NO

They could just hand him this box..And, every Christmas afternoon..

we play

Pictionary..on an easel..

Lulu drew these..

and guess who guessed them right?

The only one that got them?


That is a CARROT on the far right..

and an Astronaut on the left..

We didn't even know she KNEW the

word Astronaut..

And because she was so cute about it..

we let her draw for quite a while..

as she changed her drawings

right after she would point and say...


And it broke my heart when we had to tell her..

Your turn is over now..

Poor, poor baby!

your photo name


Karen said...

Ah yes, the sorrow when you finally realize your turn is over.

I'm rolling on the floor with the pizza snuggy!! and I like your family traditions :-)

OH, and the birdhouse? Awesome gift!

Tete said...

Gosh, what a day. I remember when our living room used to look like a bomb went off in it. I really thought the photo with the kids laid out like letters was cool and your starbucks ornament.
SweetCheeks and her mermaid boobies was so funny. Where does she come up with all this stuff? So glad you all had such a great time together. Your family is wonderful!
Hugs- Tete

LDH said...

Fun times! I hope to play Pictionary with family New Year's eve :)

Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

What a fun day! I do miss those days. My three girls are off with their own lives own states for that matter. What fun we used to have on Christmas. I'm thinking that Packer Village needs some serious snow plowin too! ;) So sad when our turn ends. ;)

Julie Harward said...

Looks like you all had such a great is all so fun! :D

Donna said...

Ok, now you just need a cute little rv ornament to hang next to your Starbucks one!!! Sounds like you all had a great Christmas! Did SweetCheecks really say that about the "boobies"? I would have been rolling on the floor with laughter over that one!!!

Rebecca said...

Looks like you're having a ball. Love the pic of the kids like letters!

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a creative gift to make everyone think. I love the birdhouse,and yes, I can hear SweetCheeks saying that about the boobies. It takes a family with a great sense of humor to enjoy life together.
The pens are neat, I considered those at one time, but did small decorative boxes instead.

Shabbyfufu said...

Hi Diana.....wishing you and your lovely family all the best in the year to come. Thank you for your blog visits this past year, I appreciate YOU! xoxo, Janet

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Diana ~ love how you have such fun with your whole family!

Pamela said...

Just one question.... Can I exchange my inlaws for your family????!!! I like yours have way more fun and more sense of humour!!

Thank you for your wonderful kind comment and New Years wishes. I could reach out and hug you tightly!!! Yes I don't blame you wanting to kiss my boy to death..I do it all the time!!
Happy New Year Diana and much blessings for 2011 so glad I met you !
Pamela xo

Heaven's Walk - said...

Will you adopt me for Christmas next year, D? You guys look like you had such a fun time!!!! lol! Cheers to you for a happy and healthy and FUN new year, sweet friend! ♥

xoxo laurie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It sounds like fun, and your family is so creative with the gifts they come up with!
Happy New Year to you and your family!

kerrie said...

Diane, Thank you for always taking a break at Sea Cottage. You bring cheer to my everyday. I don't know how you do it girl...I can not keep up on my commenting like you do. But know that your comments are like a smile and a happy hug every day. Thank you. Your daughter Tpot is adorable. Your family looks like alot of fun. Wishing you much happiness in the new year! and love. ox`fairmaiden of the sea

Julie Harward said...

I had to laugh when you said that I might be in for a ride with my little sweet cheeks, because Sophia has the most kissable fat little cheeks and I even call her that. And as far as the ride...where do you think she got that wild side from...;D

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

What comment could possibly describe this post?
An incredible Christmas!

Flora Doora