Thursday, 15 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas 15 - a family tradition

It's a bit of a tradition in our family to go to Christmas fairs.......the children loved them when they were little.....and I like snapping up bargains.......and getting creative ideas.
This year my MIL has moved into a 'care home'.......she really couldn't look after herself and her home properly anymore.....she didn't want to move......but now she's there.....she loves it.....and has made friends with 2 other elderly ladies......they sit together in the lounge putting the world to rights......though the DDs think they look and sound more like a witches coven!!!!!!
Anyway.....on Saturday it was the Home's Christmas Fair....all the money raised provides entertainment for the our whole family went along to add to the funds.
And who was the star of the show.....Little A.....keeping all the residents amused with her antics!!
She was given far too much chocolate......but managed to eat all of it without getting a trace anywhere.......apparently chocolate is the only thing she eats without plastering it all over herself.....too keen for every morsel to go in her mouth.
We also managed to come home with an enormous hamper of fruit....courtesy of the raffle.


Christina said...

This page is also very wonderful Jacky!!
Hugs Kristel

Kathyk said...

Looks like another great layout from you Jacky.

Glad your MIL has settled in to her new home and has made friends too.

Little "A" looks adorable - memories to cherish - I suspect there may be another layout recording little "A" Christmas ...... ?

Happy Thursday


Jane said...

lovely photos and so glad your mum is happy in her new home x

Amy said...

Look at her! My goodness, I bet she had a lovely time and I bet everyone throughly enjoyed having her visit.

Sian said...

It sounds like a really happy outing - your page is full of life and fun. It must be a great Care Home :)

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I'm not surprised that Little A was the star of the show. I can only imagine what a sweet treat she must have been to the people in your MIL's care home! :o)

Maria Ontiveros said...

Nice page. And what a blessing to you and your mum both that she has found such a happy home in the care facility!

Sandra said...

She's a little sweetheart and I bet she bought a smile to everyone's face

Alison said...

What a cutie...and what a relief for you that your MIL is happy in her new home
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

It's so hard to have to move when you can no longer stay by yourself. Your MIL's experience seems to match most of our elderly friends' experiences as well. Once they are settled, they wonder why it took them so long to make the transition. Little A is just adorable.