Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Cozy Blanket Christmas and a First Birthday

Today is Baby Q.'s first birthday. When I was out West we had a little birthday party for him. He had no clue what it was all about....the cake.....the presents.....and the crazy people singing that song to him. It was just another day for this cute baby. But today is "his" day. So Happy Birthday Sweet Baby. I miss you already. Since I have now been home a week it is time to get back on schedule. I have "some" decorating done. My free cards from Shutterfly are still in the box. I put out some outdoor decorations. Since I avoid stores after Thanksgiving I ordered a few goodies that I am waiting on to arrive. Mostly done with the shopping thing. But, believe it or not, I am not stressed. That seemed to float away after my return. I now am at the stage that "what gets done, gets done." I have some things that I have to make. One of these days that will happen.
These are a few of my Santas. Many were gifts and some are handmade by friends. I have more, lots more. I have given some away and need to do that again.
This tree is my Crayola tree. There are also some Charlie Brown ornaments on this tree. This tree is special to me. I met our youngest son at a daycare where I worked .......the name of that place was Crayons.
The other tree(s) are in my favorite antique child's wagon. I quit putting up a big tree a few years ago. I actually have given away some of those trees. I love putting up these little trees in this wagon. Every year they seem to look different. This year the trees and wagon are tucked away between two sofas and in front of one of my cabinets.........to Piper Proof them. Piper sniffs the trees once in awhile but so far so good. One of these trees are real, can you guess which one? Soon I will post pictures of the swaps I have been in lately. I hope you are enjoying this holiday season. Only two week-ends left til the big day. Time is lying. Guess what.........it has been snowing since I got home. It is also very cold........loving it.


Sue said...

What cute little trees, Debby. I am still plugging along trying to get my decorations out. I have decided that I am happy with putting out the little trees this year. Next year I'll start earlier! But still more do to here with my table vignettes and cloches. I will work thru tomorrow and then call it quits! I need to enjoy it instead of stressing. Hope you enjoy the holiday season, as well. ~ Sue

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Your trees and ornaments are so sweet Debby. I love that you put up little trees instead of one big one! :)
Thanks so much for linking to the party!

Anonymous said...

How fun to have MANY trees in the house ~ all decorated in different themes. It makes the house look so festive!

And "Q" is AD-ORABLE! What a little man he is! Oh, he's going to be a heartbreaker at 16!!


La said...

Happy Birthday, Baby Q!

Your Santa display is sweet.

Have a great week! La

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Debby....Your little tree is darling! I think we should decorate our tree with things that make us feel good! I still have a few more things to do to decorate but then I have not even started shopping for my grandchildren yet....got to get into gear! Stay warm! It's freezing out there!~ Warm hugs, Patti

Sherri B. said...

What a little doll baby Q is! Happy Birthday!

Your trees are sweet, it all looks so festive..I am plugging along but have so much more to do yet.

Have fun in the snow.

bj said...

Ahhh, what a handsome little fella..and one yr. old. How exciting.
I have a GREAT-grandgirl that will be 2 in April and I can't even believe it.

Thanks so much for coming by..please come often. I am signing up to follow :))
xo bj

Kimberly said...

So this is your QUINN?? very cute. Happy Birthday to him!

Miss Merry said...

Hi Debby - what a cutie! Happy Birthday to such a sweet little boy. Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to tell your granddaughter about the "rotten eggs" so she doesn't eat the frosting. I live up by Cedar Point, the Northcoast of the USA!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Love all the little trees. Just darling. (and I love your blog's banner, too.)

Creative Breathing said...

Oh my gosh Debby is your blog banner ever cute! And so are all your grand children! I giggle every time you post their photos. They are all precious. I don't know... it's hard to post cute Christmas photos with them around! Love your trees! Elizabeth

Cherry Chick said...

Oh Debby...What a little cutie pie he is!

Brenda Kula said...

Yep, I rarely will go into a store other than to get groceries after Thanksgiving and until after the New Year.

Pam said...

I like the idea of smaller trees. They look very cute in the wagon. And they are mobile too, so if you get tired of them in one place you can just roll them to another!

La Vie Quotidienne said...


What an adorable child...so precious. You little wagon is just perfect for decorating for the holidays...very, very cute. Thank you so much for visiting me and leaving such a nice comment on my rocking horse post. Merry Christmas!

Heather said...

Hi Debby! Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! I am new to blogging, so when someone becomes a follower, it is a very exciting day.

As I visited your blog, I kept thinking to myself what a lovely family that you have. Your photos are quite heartwarming. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

Creative Breathing said...

Oh Debby, What wonderful decorations. My son would love the Peanuts tree! Your "haul" from the barn sale is to die for! Oh that snowman has "craft me" all over it! I'm so glad you had such a great time. Wishing you a lovely week ahead! Elizabeth

Lubna said...

Merry Xmas to you and your loved ones.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Debby honey this your baby is just too precious. I love his picture.
Glad you got to spend some time with him. I so wish I could do that myself.
Girl I think everyone is behind this year. I could kick myself in the b if I could reach it. hahaha
Your trees are cute so just enjoy.
Been thinking about you a lot...I always wonder why it's a friend more so than anyone for a day or two...does that make sense
Love ya

bj said...

Regarding the age thingy...I would guess that I am about 10 yrs older..I'll be 73 New Year's Eve..
yep...EVERYbody celebrates MY birthday. :)

Donna said...

Hi Debby, I love your Christmas decorations..and you are right too..what get's done, get's done.

Your grandbaby is darling! It sounds like it was a very fun first birthday.

Donna @ Comin' Home

B said...

I love your Crayola tree! My mom did the same thing a few years ago and stopped putting up a large tree. At first I was disappointed but I soon realized it didn't affect Christmas one bit!