I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas yesterday. So much craziness at my Mom's apartment. It gets unbelievably loud with 28 people there. My Dad would have been popping the Xanax and Ativan if he were still alive.
We got all of the grandkids and great-grandkids together for a group photo. This is the best shot that I took.
I told you yesterday it would be crowded in the kitchen and I was right! Here's a shot of my Mom,sisters Carol, Denise, me, and sister Renee.
The big news of the day was that my niece Carla and her husband Jeff, who were married in July, are expecting their first baby next July! Woohoo. They don't want to know the baby's sex ahead of time so I'm going to have to whip up some unisex gifts again.
Denver got some help opening his gifts, which included this beautifully hand-crafted truck from my brother-in-law Mike:
Denver got a little overheated with all the people crammed into the apartment, so he needed to shed some clothes. All the commotion just knocked him out!
But then he woke up:
And then he was out again:
And a cute family shot before they headed off to see Mike's parents:
Denver is growing like a weed. Today I tracked down Holly's baby books when I attempted to clean out my closet. Ugh. So much stuff -- I feel like a hoarder sometimes. I just hate to get rid of things. Right now there's only a footpath from my doorway to my bed so I've got to either find a new home for things or trash 'em. Enough is enough! Even I have a limit. I. Must. Be. Strong. Now where did I put those big girl pants???