Friday, December 20, 2019


It's the week before Christmas. Mom's have a million things to do, and children are getting irritable waiting for the big day.

I thought it would be fun to have a project to do with Tessa that she would like and would get her out of her mom's hair for a couple of hours. 

Girls were working puzzles when I got there.

Tessa loves Christmas. She likes to decorate, wrap gifts, and do artwork. 

I convinced her that I really needed help with my gift wrapping. 

I gathered together supplies from my Tessa stash and headed over. 
I had already dropped off the gifts on Sunday, which I had wrapped in plain newsprint. I use a lot of newsprint as cushioning for my online business. 

We used glue, glitter, pom poms, Christmas bows, and jute. We tried to use pipe cleaners, but they didn't stick. Younger children would also love to use stickers. 

It was a fun Nana and granddaughter time and we made some festive packages. This would be a fun project for other grandparents. 

After all of that hard work we watched The Christmas Story. I love that movie.

Sunday was a wonderful day watching Sidney in the Nutcracker. She was amazing. We weren't allowed to take photographs during the performance, but here she is afterwards with her cute boyfriend and her best friend. 

I'm slowing down for the next week. My gifts are all wrapped and under my daughter's tree, I've taken care of renewing my car registration, and now I can focus on enjoying the season. 


  1. What fun!! I love doing projects like that with the grandkids. It looks like you have fun. xo Diana

  2. I love your gift wrapping idea! Such a fun activity with the grandkids! Merry Christmas!

  3. How fun that you could do this with your grands. Love the gift wrapping.

  4. I hope to be able to do this kind of thing with Marley someday. Great idea!

  5. I love the white gift wrap... opens up so many possibilities of decorating it! I bet your granddaughter really enjoyed it. It's nice to be able to slow down the last few days of Christmas, after all is done (hopefully?) and contemplate why this season is really all about. Sometimes we just get too caught up in the rush of buying, wrapping, decorating, baking, etc. that we lose the real meaning. I've kept things alot more simple these last few years, and I really enjoy it, and actually now have time to go to church on Christmas Eve if I want to! Merry Christmas to you! Marilyn


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