Friday, December 21, 2007

Pies are in the oven, potatoes are cooling (destined to become potato salad), laundry is going, gifts are wrapped - must be time to do a blog update!

This little doll baby was all ready for the big extended family Christmas party that we had last weekend. My Grandmother started this tradition longer ago than I can remember that we all get together the Saturday before Christmas. This year was the first year the party was held in Dallas and a great time was had by all. There were 35 of us there (36 if you count the one that will be born in February!) and we did get a family picture.

Brooklyn is the only baby girl, at least for now, and she did her Grandma proud with how darling she was all day. Loni had her dressed in this adorable Santa outfit and there's one closeup picture of her face that we all refer to as our Santa Baby.

We are blessed right now with babies in the family. From left to right we have Clark, my cousin Michele's 2 month old grandbaby, Max, cousin Melinda's 11 month old grandbaby, and of course Brooklyn, my 5 month old grandbaby.

This party is a potluck sort of meal and I used the opportunity to make the Asparagus Casserole ala BooMama, which did indeed garner rave reviews. Definitely a keeper recipe. I also brought some Orange Cream Cheese Cookie Cups that I found on the Weight Watcher site. They were only 1 point each and were awesome! Michele made some Loaded Baked Potato Dip and some Pimento Cheese Dip, both of which were habit forming. And I actually forgot to take a single picture of any of these crowd pleasers! Oh well, y'all will just have to trust me that they were all delicious.

I did manage to take 130 pictures during the day and this probably will surprise nobody at all, but I think only about 10 or so did NOT have Brooklyn in them! She certainly is the apple of Grandma's eyes. :)

It really was a great weekend. Mom, Gary and Michele stayed the weekend at our house and Michele made a wonderful Taco Casserole for us for dinner. I so enjoy spending time with them. The last picture is my brother holding Brooklyn up so she could see the tree.

Oh how I love the holidays!!! :)


Anonymous said...

what a cutie pie! Those cheeks are so kissable! She looks so cute in her santa suit as well. Can't wait to see all the pictures.

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Brooklyn is beautiful, and the other babies are precious, too!

Wendy said...

Just love the pics of Brooklyn...You know my daughter's name is Brooke..(even thought of Brooklyn) I love the one of her in the Jumperoo..Did not even know you had 2 other blogs...So of course I had to check them out do you find the time..I am getting ready to put the handles on the bag...I don't think I will part with it...and have already started a second one in grey with blue flecks....(the only other wool I have).
Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog..