Sunday, November 22, 2009
This is the toy corner in my home. There has always been one for the Grandchildren..
Books and dollies..trucks and cars...but they all grew up. However now...another generation of babe's are coming along! Oh, the JOY!
Just in this little cradle alone you see a pillow that was made by Rebecca at A GATHERING OF THOUGHTS a tiny doll blanket made by Tammy at A STITCH IN THYME and I am decorating with toys again!
Here it is, nearly Thanksgiving and the next day begins Christmas decorating. I will tell you why I am so excited about this year! It is because there is a toddler in the family, a tiny girl to make a Christmas wonderland for. I have missed that.
No, not the decorating..but seeing that wonder in a tiny childs eyes.
That is what I have missed. My children as they became adults, would say things like "Oh come on Mom, you didn't decorate just for us..." and I would feel a little guilty because they were right! I did decorate because I loved doing it..but I also did it because of the wonder on their tiny faces.
So..this year..I am using the dollies, yes and all the toys are coming out. Our baby Emily will love it. The dolls are vinyl so she can play with them. I have doll trunks full of baby cloths and when she gets older I hope she enjoys them when she comes to Grandma's house. GREAT Grandma, that is! :)
Am I happy..yes, I really am. It's a bittersweet season..but I love it.
Love and hugs... :)