Thursday, December 11, 2008

Home Again!

What a grand time with the Gator kids!
With the help of my daughter, they perused the web looking for toys to ask Santa for.
The littlest Gator, must change her attire at least 5 times a day and it's usually a party dress no matter what, for Princesses only wear party dresses.
Now for Elfie.

He is Santa's helper who hops around the house keeping watch over all.
We found him sitting on the island light one morning.
He watches as we wear silly hats and have tea parties.

While we play puzzles,
in our rooms,

more puzzle play,
more bedrooms,
making Princesses,

and the last bedroom.

I found the felted doll made for the oldest Gator girl when she turned one.

The formal tree was barren when I arrived and while the team was away I filled it with ribbon and bows as well as an elegant gold tree skirt.

With a little rearranging of the ornaments and the addition of beautiful paper chains, the family tree was ready for Santa.

We had birthday parties, gymnastics, basketball and more!

While waiting in the Gator room for the ESPN announcement of who the Gators were playing in the National Championships, we made faces,

we saw old friends...Hi, Al!

On the final morning...the ground was covered in frost!

It was too short...


Patty said...

ellen - welcome back. It looks like you had plenty to keep you busy and entertained. Merry, merry Christmas!
Patty D

Sandie R said...

It looks and sounds like you had a grand time on your visit with the Gator kids. Thanks for stopping by my blog with your lovely comments and Christmas wishes. Ours was lovely with neighbours to share it. Hope yours was a great day filled with good cheer.

pamelahuntington said...

Ellen, It looks like you
had an amazing trip...I can
se why you thought it was to
short! Are you loving the snow now??