Wednesday, October 29, 2008


First of all, let me say that my computer is driving me crazy. I tried to post about something else last night and it absolutely would NOT upload that picture. I got so upset I just went to bed...tried it again this morning and the same thing happened. I thought I'd try some other pictures to see if it would work and these loaded (but not in the correct order.....OH, WELL!) I had planned to wait and post about this when I could show all the completed projects from that day. I'll still do that later.
Last weekend we had all three grandsons and had a great day.....we always's just that some are a little "easier" than others. Griffin (the youngest) had been sick with sinus infection so I tried to think of inside fun......we made some salt dough ornaments. OH, BOY! Little boys enjoy that too! I told you these pictures are loaded completely backwards but I wasn't about to redo them.....just imagine that this is a picture of Sunday afternoon.....and they don't dress like this all the time. I found some of my DH's paint shirts to put on them so they wouldn't ruin their good shirts!

Keith & Zack are painting their Christmas tree ornaments. I let them use cookie cutters at first on Saturday but some of my favorite ornaments that they made are those that they just "made with their hands". We have several snowmen, Rudolphs, stars, candy canes, and one that I believe is an elephant (ROLL TIDE)!!!

Yes, I let them roll the dough on my kitchen table....heck, we weren't going to eat it!! I think they thought they were playing with play dough. I can't wait to show you the finished ornaments (all painted and sprayed with a finish). YES, they will be on my Christmas tree. They are some of my most priced possessions!!!


~The Robin's Nest~ said...

You are such a fun Grandma!
The boys really look like they are enjoying their time making ornaments! Your tree will be beautiful!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love the ormaments that they made, they will look great on your tree:)
Thanks for the BOO! I'll add it to my sidebar:)

Anonymous said...

Looks like they had a great time!

Rambling Girl said...

Now that looks like lots of fun! I gotta get on the ball and do this with my little ones.

Darlene said...

WHAT FUN!!! I want to do the salt dough ornaments with Lexi. We might do that this weekend since hubby will be away.

Looks like they are having a great time at your home doing a fun, fun project!

Sharon said...

Sue - you are the BEST GiGi!! I think I'll try that with my David. He loves crafts and art projects. As the years go by those ornaments will become more and more precious to you and the memories more and more precious to the boys. Thank you for being the wonderful grandmother you are and sharing your ideas with us/me!

basketsnprims said...

How fun to do something like that with the grandkids! Mine is too little but am looking forward to the day! Thanks for sharing the pics of such cute boys & ornies.


This Country Girl said...


A mess is a sign of a well lived in home! Right? And...a sign of making memories! What a grandma you are! And like you, those handmade ornaments by the kids (I don't have grandkids yet...but I hear they're wonderful) are THE BEST! Cute grandsons you have too!

Have a great day!

Kimberly said...

Hi Sue, I hear you with the computer/picture woes... I'm ready to pull my hair out!

And as for me never resting... you're right on the mark and unfortunately, I'm looking like it. I could use about a month on a beach somewhere just SLEEPING!!

Have a great day today! Kimberly

Ida said...

Your grandchildren will always remember the quality time that they spent with you. Memories are made of this.

Lauren said...

Oh how fun! My Mimi used to make homemade playdoe (like salt dough) when I was little. I used to make all kinds of things..I love those memories:) So as much as you cherish these times, those boys will too I'm sure! Have a great day! <3Lauren

Linda said...

Awww I can't wait to be a grammy like you! What fun they must have had.

I am just using paraffin wax for the gingerbread ornaments. That is what a friend does. I hope it works!!

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

There is nothing better than spending time with the grandkids! I can't wait to see their ornaments, especially the elephant! ROLL TIDE! :D

Debi said...

Sue dear,

How sweet!! You are such a good Gramdma to give them crafts to do!! I really do wish to see the finished project!!!
My daughter tried some of that... I want the recipe... (can't find hers)!! She made cinnamon rolls look so good... Brock took a bite out of one!!! LOL.

Thank you for the BOOed award!!! I am off to do just that to others!!

Hope you have a BOOtiful day also.

Lorrie said...

What a fun time with your sweet grandsons. I know you'll enjoy those ornaments on your tree this year!