Not your ordinary Christmas caroling

Grandma Kc wrote this on December 5th, 2010 18 Replies

Amara spent the night with us last night. I was thinking that we hadn’t really done anything blog worthy until I sat here tonight with Grampy and looked at the pictures. I know I’ve said before that I love living in the digital age but it’s true. When Amara’s Mommy was little I would have had to wait days to get to see the pictures that we took and it would have cost me a small fortune. It was so much fun to sit here tonight with Grampy, look at them, and remember just how much fun we had doing "nothing special".

Amara and her Disney Princess Magic WandThe evening of course started with playing Princess. Amara looked so cute. She just recently lost her first top tooth and she had just gotten her hair cut today. She put on her crown and grabbed her Disney Princess Magic Wand and told me that she was Princess Amara and as usual I was the Evil Witch.

I went to the kitchen for a few minutes to start dinner and she went off to find Grampy in the office working. I decided to sneak in and check my email. Amara is so cute. She asks me “So, how are things in Amaraland?” I told her that Grampy had done his first post and she wanted me to show it to her. Seems like just yesterday she wanted me to read my posts to her. This time she started reading it to me. I can’t believe how much her reading skills have improved this year, both Grampy and I were impressed. So while we were at the blog, her sitting in my office chair which she stole from Twiggy, and me on my knees next to her, I thought it would be fun to go look at the first posts I had done. Hard to believe I’ve had this blog almost a year.

Well wouldn’t you know that first post we came to was about how much she loved playing Star Wars? Why did I let her read that post? Now we had to go play Star Wars while we finished getting dinner ready. The costume didn’t change and I didn’t see any real difference in the game — just the names changed. She was now Princess Leia. She talked Grampy into playing Darth Vader while I finished dinner.

To go with dinner Amara had brought a Mickey Mouse Christmas movie that we had watched a few years ago. Last week we had watched Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium starring Padme Amidala, aka Natalie Portman. I’d liked that movie much better! But it was still fun because we were doing it with her. When the movie was over she was off to bed and the discussion of what would we do in the morning? We love our morning activities and we had 3 great choices.

First choice was making the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Holiday House that Mommy had gotten us to do. This would be so much fun. We had been searching for a Gingerbread House to do but everything we had found was un-assembled and I said No! The pre-assembled ones have spoiled me. So Jenna had found this Holiday House and it would be a great morning activity.

Second choice would be helping Grandma to put up the Christmas tree. Her Mommy thought she would go for that one as she had been bugging them to put up a tree. They have a new dog, Bogey and Bogey destroys everything. They also have a cat named Uri, Upper Respiratory Infection, who last year took out most of the Christmas bulbs. They’re a bit concerned about the Christmas tree.

Amara also wanted to go Christmas caroling. She would sleep on it and decide in the morning.

Christmas caroling won. Yes Amara and I went out and sang Christmas carols. She was really hoping that the neighbors would come out and join us. That was not what I was hoping! It was only about 60 degrees out this morning. I know that is a lot warmer than where many of you are but it was chilly for us and Amara had not brought her warm coat. So! We put her in one of Grandma Kc’s Christmas sweatshirts that Grandma Donna made. Amara was so impressed with Grandma Donna’s sewing. She’s kind of hoping that Grandma Donna will make her one that fits! We put rubber bands around her wrists to try to hold the sleeves up. She looked so cute, and it kept her warm!Amara in her sweatshirt ready to go sing Christmas carols

We had a blast! We walked down the sidewalks at 10:30 AM on a Saturday morning singing Christmas songs. Just the 2 of us. At least she didn’t make me stop in front of each of the houses, we just sang as we walked. Amara’s Mommy asked me if I sang? I did. It’s amazing the silly things you can do behind the mask of being a Grandma.

This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.

18 thoughts on “Not your ordinary Christmas caroling

  1. Sandy Siegel

    I can picture the two of you strolling along singing Christmas songs. What fun! 🙂

    So, you didn’t do the Rice Krispy House yet? Can’t wait to see that! What a great idea! And much tastier than gingerbread!


  2. Penny

    Wow, you do so many fun things, I want to spend the night at your house too. But not the Christmas caroling. I can’t, as my dad said, “carry a tune in a bucket.” You would have had a lot of disgruntled neighbors. We are so lucky to have time with our grandkids.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Do you know how relieved I was that none of them came outside?????????? And yes, we are very lucky!

  3. Grandma Lizzie

    I loved it when my oldest granddaughter wanted to play princess and dress up. Now she thinks she’s too old. I’ll just need to wait until my 2 year old granddaughter gets to that stage.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      While unlike you I only have 1 grandchild — I am so glad she is girly girl! This Princess stuff is so much fun.

  4. Kimberly

    Interesting, Bean wanted he and I to carol as well. It’s kind of heartwarming isn’t it that giving something of herself took precedence over the other choices. Amara looks beautiful in her sweat shirt cover-up.
    Love Grandpa’s post too.

  5. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs

    Ha ha! Look at that shirt on lovely Amara. Too funny. And she looks absolutely adorable missing her tooth.

    You are THE best at doing nothing special that ends up so totally completely special and memorable.

    Can’t believe I missed this the first time around. So glad you shared it again!

  6. Joyce

    Even “doing nothing” is fun at Grandma Kc’s when Amara is around! I just love the way she takes charge of the activities at your house! It’s grandma’s job to just do what she’s told over here, too! One minute we’re playing “house” and I’m the dad who is sent off to work, the next second we’re both bunnies snuggling beneath a blanket! I hope none of the kids ever decides to go caroling, though. I think I’d be embarrassed that someone would call the police after they heard my voice!

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      She is definitely in charge when she is here and we are fine with that! Enjoy it while we can. As for the singing – as I once said “everyone can sing, you just might not want to hear it”. That would be me!

  7. Kaye Swain

    Awwww, how fun! And how brave – both for the caroling AND the cold! Speaking of cold – you shoulda seen me bundled up with the grandboys yesterday while they slid on a huuuuuge round sheet of ice – like a pond only no water to worry about. 🙂 Have a grand Christmas season.

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      I bet they were out there having a blast. Children just don’t seem to notice cold temperatures — they just have fun!

  8. Joy @ Yesterfood

    I loved this blast from the Amaraland past! I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing you two back then, so I am so glad to get to read it now. Grandma Donna’s sweatshirt made an adorable caroling outfit! You always have the best ideas for grandparent activities! 🙂

    Love, Joy

    1. Grandma Kc Post author

      Even I have fun going back and reading them – it will be so fun to do 10 years from now. Oh the things her boyfriends will find out! The pictures they will see!


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