Here is "Thing 1" (aka Eliza, my niece) digging into her Christmas bag containing her Dr. Seuss quilt. My little sis is wearing the wig. The 19-month-old had it on her head and off again before I ever raised my camera to my face.
Katie is pointing out each letter of Eliza's name (thanks Tonya, you and your letters are brilliant!).
The quilt was a big hit! Aunt "Lolly," my sister Laurie, gave her the cute set of polka-dotted Christmas PJ's the night before, and there was NO getting her out of those for a picture in the "Thing 1" suit, so hopefully little sis will snap a picture of THAT at a later date!
Little 10-month-old Asa (aka "Thing 2," my nephew), was a little slower in yanking off the wig than his cousin.
Since my daughter is now 13, I had forgotten how difficult it would be to get a nice, staged picture of the two of them, each posing sedately and happily in strange wigs and a change in clothes...what was I thinking?!? One was ready for a nap, one just up from a nap and racing around, more like the Loony Toons cartoon mouse, Speedy Gonzales, than the book figures, "Thing 1" and "Thing 2." This is the closest we got to a photo op of the two of them, Eliza giving Asa a "drive by" hug and kiss.
My sister, Laurie (aka Aunt "Lolly"), liked her quilt, Chelsea Cottage.
Quilted book bags full of good children's books were also a big hit.
We woke up to a white Christmas in North Alabama, a total surprise, then drove to Philadelphia the day after and had 12 inches of the white stuff on the ground there. When we drove back home to Michigan a couple of days ago, it was 50 degrees and all the old snow had melted. Weird.
Ahhh...Christmas babies...my daughter with her first phone and my niece and nephew with a new book...priceless!
Here's to a great new year full of promise and lots of quilting (and the New Year's resolution...again (sigh)...to start EARLIER this year on homemade Christmas items...yeah, right...).