Halloween fun with the Grandkids


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I love to have a craft day with our granddaughters for the holidays and I picked a super fun one for Halloween from an idea I saw on Pinterest.  The girls loved it because it was super cool and messy and the pumpkins turned out SO great!

We just took the paper off the crayons, broke them in half, then glued them at the top of the pumpkin with tacky glue and let it set for about 1/2 hour, then used a hair dryer to melt the crayons.  We took a trip to Smith Berry Farm while we were waiting for the glue to set and picked out pumpkins, fresh fruit and even a cute little decorative spider.

Super fun day!



Christmas 2016 ~


We had such a fun, eventful Christmas season this year! We went to the Zoo Lights with our son, daughter-in-law and granddaughters and also got to see the Oregon Gardens light show this year too. We had our annual girls craft day, making little mini elves out of pinecones, and also kissing balls with pine cones, greenery and berries. We also had our girls holiday tea.

We also had a couple snow events that are very unusual for our area, so that just made the Christmas season that much better.  Steve always hangs Christmas lights under our hummingbird feeder as soon as the temps get cold enough to freeze their food.  I managed to get a photo of one of our tiny friends getting a drink one day.

Our family Christmas on Christmas Eve was so much fun this year, as always, but we had some additions this year that made it even more fun and special. Our daughter Kym and her husband Adrian played Christmas carols for us – Kym on her ukelele and Adrian on his guitar. Our granddaughter Hadley played her piano recital numbers for us too. We had our annual tradition of our crazy pickle game, of course, but this year we added a new game that I saw on Facebook and just had to do. It’s the Santa Hat game (look it up on Facebook, it is a kick!) and it was a BIG hit with everyone, so we have added a new tradition.

It is such a magical, special time of year and we had so much fun sharing good times with family and friends.

Here are some photos from our Christmas adventures.






Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you a very Happy New Year!