Sunday, December 4, 2011

Hand Print

Before the tree trimming started on Saturday it was necessary to take the hand print of Mabel Watson Payne. After some further manipulation, the ceramic plaque will become one of those ornaments every family abounds in, this one specifically commemorating the one-year-old baby's first cognizant Christmas.

My daughter tends to find herself in charge of arts and crafts when something like an Instant-Handmade-Christmas-Ornament-Kit requires action. It was a great day for me when she got big enough to take over that role. And she has retained it for a good many years, but will perhaps be encouraging her own daughter to assume some of these dexterity-demanding responsibilities before very long.