Everything I gave was hand made this year. The adults all received a box filled with goodies: A fudge sampler that included Rocky Road fudge, peanut butter fudge, and chocolate mint fudge; spicy gingersnap cookies; chocolate muddy buddies made from cereal nick-named "Puppy Chow" from Maisie the puppy; 2 kinds of jam: crazyberry and peach; and a sewn bird ornament. It looks like everything was well-received and I hope the goodies I made are being enjoyed.
The 5-year old got a new pooh bear earlier in the morning and after getting the monster, both stayed in his arms for the rest of the afternoon.
The 7-year old absolutely went bonkers over his monster and named him Bob. Bob! He made Bob bounce all over every one's head, give everyone hugs and kisses and Bob really got into every one's faces. Over and over, my nephew came up to me thanking me for his new monster and how much he loved Bob the Monster.
I'm so tickled!I made my first dolly and gave her to my Niece, who refused to hold it for a picture. I got my lovely assistant, Youngest, to hold it for me. My niece is almost 3 and she was more interested in ripping wrapping paper off of presents than what was inside the boxes. When she opened the box I had wrapped the dolly in, she picked it up and tossed it aside, then went for the next present. I hope after the excitement of Christmas settles down, she will play with the dolly. I gave her red hair because my niece has red hair. I love the red striped stockinged legs I gave her.
We still have my mom and my aunt and uncle coming over this week and I have to whip up 2 more bird ornaments to add to their box of goodies. They'll get here on Wed and stay until Friday and I am looking forward to their stay here. I'll be making my turkey pot pie of my own creation and will share the recipe with you on my next post. Bring your appetite, it's tasty!