It was a fun year with all of the "little" kids. The great-grandchildren range in age from 11 years to 5 months. Of course, Gavin and Layton weren't all that interested in what was going on, and Zac is getting older so his excitement is more reserved now, but Sam and Maggie had a blast. Sam got some tools, and Maggie got make up. Sam is all boy, and Maggie is all girl. (Ask her and she'll tell you she is the princess at her house, and her daddy and Will are the Prince Charmings. LOL)
Poor Billie continues to decline. She had a hard time keeping Amy, Katy, Libby, and Jessi straight, and then add in their kiddos, and it gets even worse. I wanted to make sure I got a picture of her, John, Katy, Jessi, Sam, and Layton. I don't know if it was harder to try to get Sam or her to look at the camera and smile. Sam wanted to play and to eat his M&Ms (what 3 year old ever wants to sit still for pictures?), and she couldn't remember. Amanda (Luke's fiance) said we could easily put the pictures on Awkward Family Photos. I think I'll give you an example of what I mean...
And this is just one example.
This one cracks me up because Sam is so over sitting her, and Billie is looking away, but at least you can tell she's smiling.
After we finished, I sat down next to her and showed her the pictures. She pointed to herself and asked, "Who is that woman?" I told her it was her. She looked at the picture again, and then she looked down to see what she was wearing. Once, she said something to Katy or Jessi one about "my husband, Carl." She doesn't even remember that her husband was their grandfather. Sad, sad situation!
We're doing our Christmas here next Sunday. I've got the menu pretty much planned. I still want one other veggie, but I just can't decide what. Something will pop into my head between now and then. :)
I guess that's about it for now, but before I close out, I want to leave you with one more picture. This one is of Billie, the grandkids, and the great-grandkids.
Have a GREAT day!