Over here, we've got to get creative to find presents for the grands. I found a couple of blogs that gave instructions on how to make these sweet silhouettes of the girls. While I was at it, I made a set for our house, too. Those haven't gotten the finishing touches like, names and the date painted on the back yet or pretty ribbons tied up on top, but I'm happy with the way they turned out and the reactions from the grands.
AE's silhouette ornament
HJ's silhouette ornament
Back in the summer, we spent A LOT of time with our friends Brodie and Dylan. Brodie had a pair of roller skates, so AE wanted a pair as well. I told her, "That's something you can ask Santa to bring you for Christmas." Never did I imagine that she would remember. Periodically, she would bring them up and say, "Oh, Santa will bring those."
Well, it came true. She asked and she received. And oh, was she pleased!