First this bright and cheerful quilt, made by my mom.
And, of course, the requisite grammy jammies.
For E, my dad made this lap desk.
The impetus was a story E was writing a couple of months ago, and a brother battle over a similar, but not nearly as nice item that Z had already claimed. Right now it's being used as a Lego desk, but I expect (or hope) the writing bug will grab E again soon.
For Z, my dad put together all of the pieces and parts necessary for building a screech owl nesting box.
Which he and I put together this weekend.
My mother-in-law painted this edible plate, which is really a big gingerbread cookie.
C's stepmother's husband (it's a long, complicated story), turned this cherry burl bowl on the lathe for us,
And made this mortar and pestle for Z, who is currently obsessed with herbs.
And finally, M made these t-shirts for C and me, each with our sandwich preferences. He also made a mix CD for his brothers (lots of Van Halen, Weird Al, AC/DC, and Cake. Boys!). This is where I've been hoping all of these years of holiday making would get us--where the boys take their own initiative and make something great with whatever talents and materials they can get their hands on.