Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Little Gentleman

Samuel Clayton's First Christmas
We had a houseful for christmas - all 5 kids, 4 of their spouses (we have a son-in-law serving in Iraq), 8 grandkids, Helen's Mother and Sister, my sister, and me.  The Turkey didn't last long - or the presents under the tree.

It reminded me of some of the Christmas dinners we used to have on my mother's side in the 1950s and 1960s (The Myers') with all of the Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and the cats - I remember a lot of cats (not in the house), but running around all over the place on the farm.

Yesterday was a bit chaotic, with noise and kids running here and there, a spill or two, a tear or two, one sick grandchild, 12 inches of snow, but there was love all around.  Grandpa doesn't always have a smiley face 'cause he's looking through a viewfinder - but his heart is warm and is smiling.

This was Samuel's first Christmas and he was dressed for the occasion.  This was just one of many outfits as Sam has a tendency to, well, puke and other things...  But, all of his outfits were smashing.  Merry Christmas to all!!

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