I'ts starting to look like christmas

Good morning all! Hope everyone is keeping warm. We sure have been having some very cold weather here in Ohio. Today's post should be a long one with lots of pictures.

First I want to show you an almost finished Moonie. I have mostly back stitching left and a few stray stitches that I didn't do. I can't believe I'm almost finished with her. A little tip for anyone that might stitch her..when ordering your speciality thread..order 2 of them. I ran out of the 1st white glissen gloss thread and I'm about out of the second one If you make any huge mistakes with the green or red glissen gloss then you aren't going to have enough to finish. I would say that this piece has been the most challenging thing I have ever stitched. I LOVE the way she looks tho.

We took Brandon to see Santa clause the other day. As you can see from his face..it didn't go very well. LOL He didn't want anything to do with Santa. So I bribed him with candy. I told him he could have candy if he held Santa's hand. Well He held Santa's hand and the candy in the other. Guess What he was looking at the whole time?

Last night we went to my Niece's (all three of them were in the same musical!) sing Christmas songs. We took Brandon ..and I thought it would be a total nightmare..but it wasn't. He loved it! He even clapped when everyone else was clapping. He didn't cry or fuss the whole hour we sat and watched!

I have our Christmas tree up. IT looks amazing with all the stitched ornaments on it. It's about 70% home made ornaments. I'll take some pictures of the outside of the house some time soon and share those as well. I never knew that decorating a tree with a child was sooo hard to do. Brandon kept hang the ornaments on the same branch. I think at one time he had like 6 ornaments on the same branch. He also about knocked the tree down by pushing on the tree to hang an ornament. We had the neighbor boy (which is also my nephew) come over to help. Man oh Man does that boy ask a million questions. But he is great with Brandon. We had a great time putting on all the decorations.

Now for the last picture. My sister bought Brandon some candy called SixLets. Little balls of chocolate...That fit perfectly up a child nose. Guess what he did! He came out of his room saying "nose" "nose" and laughing. I didn't think anything of it. In til Green slime starting coming out of his nose. I screamed..BOO WHAT HAVE U DONE! I had to get a pair of tweezers to pull the green ball out. Kids...The things he does will have me put in a nut house for sure.

Today Keith and I are going Christmas shopping. Can you believe I haven't' gotten any shopping done yet! Nothing..natta..zip. And like 3 weeks left til Christmas. Wish me luck.


Cindy F. said...

How precious your Brandon is!!He is adorable! Great pics and great memories:) Your stories give me flashbacks to when my son was that age! (He'll be 26 in Jan.) Have fun shopping!

Cindy F. said...

oh,,,lol...I got so caught up in Bandon's cuteness, I forgot to tell you, you've made incredible progress on Moonie! She's beautiful!!

Ginnie said...

Moonie looks fab.... when my girls were very little they used to scream and cry when they saw Santa.... it did get better!! Hope you get some shopping done!

Kendra said...

I'm not even going to attempt taking my 2-yo to see Santa...she's scared to death of "normal" strangers, I can't imagine what kind of freaking out she'd do when faced with Santa. :-)

Thanks for the chuckle regarding the candy up the nose...LOL! My girls have never tried to do anything like that *knock wood*...the only thing they put in their noses are their fingers (yuck!).

Julie said...

Moonie is lovely, and so is your tree. Brandon is so cute - i think all kids go through that stage.

Rachel S said...

Your tree looks fantastic.

Love the moonbeam fairy. I like her but she scares me, I did too many SCs to want to start one right now.

The picture with Santa is precious!

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Buffie said...

Beautiful tree!!!!!

Brandon is a cutie!