Two grands

Last week two of our grandchildren stayed with s for a few days.

They found my old typewriter that I used in college.  It wasn’t new when I bought it and I don’t have the manual for it anymore (if ever) so I’ve forgotten what some of the keys did or how to set the tabs.  But our grandson loved plinking around on it.

Our granddaughter typed a short story on it but was interested in making some shrink art.  We printed out some b/w pictures from the internet and she used colored pencils to liven them up.  I forgot to take pictures of the finished product.

We also made homemade ice cream, grilled pizza (their favorite), and watched a great movie that was “before their time”: Secondhand Lion.

Mr. Aitch and I were worn out when they went home.

Two helpers

Are you (US residents) ready for the big turkey day feast tomorrow?  Our daughter and family were here for the weekend so we had our big meal this past Sunday.

I recruited two helpers to slather butter between the skin and breast of the turkey.  Smaller hands worked great.

Plus there was the “ew, this is so gross” factor!

Once the grossness was out of the way, they did a wonderful job of smearing butter all over the bird.

Best turkey ever!

Christmas Wishes 2018

It’s that time again for the box of Christmas Wishes!  I had to get these ready now so the recipients can take them home at Thanksgiving (and save me from mailing them later).

I downloaded these tree box templates from PaperBuiltShop.  They are so cute and can hold larger items.  The three tree boxes contain Christmas tree-shaped candy canes similar to these.

Instead of buying paper for the packets, I used some old music paper which I ran through the printer to add some holiday graphics. 

The packets contain a small ornament to hang on a small 2-foot tree.  One ornament per child each day beginning December 1st so by Christmas Eve the tree will be decorated.  This year it’s 69 ornaments as the candy cane tree won’t hang on the tree.  (BTW, my daughter saves most of the ornaments each year and gives them back to me every other year so I don’t have to buy all new ones each year.  And the grandchildren haven’t complained yet!)

Ready to go.

Do you have an Advent tradition?