On Christmas morning I went to Rachael & Chris's to watch Holden open his presents from Santa Claus. Diaper changed and he was off and running.....here he comes from the bedroom and look at him, our very own Elf on the Shelf come to life. He had to show me his toys that he opened on Monday evening (of course I was there then, and what he showed me I had bought him, lol). These jammies were from his Auntie Meghan. She had to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but she was there on Monday evening with all of us.
This business of opening presents is all new to him. It takes him awhile to open one gift and then of course he is so absorbed with it that he doesn't want to open the next one.
His mom had to tear the paper a bit for him to get started.
It was slow going but he eventually got the idea.
Next year it will be a whole new ball game when it comes to Christmas morning.
Then it was back to the business of opening more presents.
On Friday I made some suet cakes for the birds. Here is how I do it:
Have some sort of plastic mold. One from a suet cake you may have bought at an earlier time works well because they are the exact shape needed to fit in the cage or holder. I have used muffin pans too just don't fill them but half full.
Melt the grease on the stove til it is warm, not hot.
Add the bird seed and mix well.
You may have to add more melted grease to the seed once it is in the mold. Just be careful not to run it over the edge of the mold.
Lastly, I finished my mom's blanket last evening......oh what a relief it is! I will post more about it in the next couple of days but here is a sneak peek for now...........
I hope all of you had a safe and wonderful Christmas, and I hope you got to spend some quality time with the ones you love. If you couldn't do that, I hope you took the time to cheer someone up who is alone and has no family. Maybe you worked in a food kitchen for the poor or helped someone in need. It is all good and God knows of your kindness. I am certain that person will always remember you for your kindness ♥