Friday, December 3, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010--Michigan--Part Two

 Both of our daughters and their families started a new Christmas tradition a few years ago.  One of Santa's elves hides in a different place every night, and the next morning the children race around, looking for him.
On the evening before December 1st, I read Dawson and Malcolm the book that cleverly explains this tradition.  Another habit of ours is for the grandparents to give the grandchildren their presents early, on the alternate years when we spend Thanksgiving with them.  One present that we gave the boys, which they particularly loved, were snow globe night lights.  Below are some pictures of the boys with their new night lights.  Also, below the night light pictures are my promised pictures of Ace and Twist, as well as a photo of Scott with his broken leg!  Too, one picture of Malcolm after the first soccer game we attended, the one his team won so handedly that we quit keeping score!

Malcolm with his Xmas tree night light

Dawson with the snow man
night light

The very sweet, very elderly
border collie Twist--Rob's beloved

A victorious Malcolm after his
soccer game

Scott, his broken leg, and the usually
very rambunctios, very lovable Ace, a
Labradoodle, who will be 2 years old in March, on
Dawson's 7th birthday.


  1. All this definitely gets me moving into the Christmas spirit...grandchildren, gifts, a pretty tree, family, sweet dogs --- all very much a loving atmosphere

  2. Loved seeing the dogs and learning about the traditions!

  3. Christmas night lights. That's an excellent present to give on Thanksgiving. I love the idea of a elf in hiding. Maybe I can adapt that idea for Valentine's when Liam and Chris are here. Ace is beautiful. Maybe his behavior will improve with age!