December 2013

brothers,celebrations,monthly,seasons | Monday, December 30th, 2013

December is a month of so much going on. Post-Christmas i’m prepared to do very little and in need of a little New Year’s Fire to get me going again. Here’s a jumble of photos from the home front; 

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Little M’s projects;

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Saint Nicholas morning;

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Advent morning treasure seeking;

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“Dear Advent Elves, i have enjoyed your gifts. My favorite was the stone owls…”;

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care to share favorite waffle recipes? Aside from a drizzle of maple syrup these ones are all decked out without added sugar – spelt flour, summer blubes and avalon cream. 

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first snow;

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excited?!;

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2 more sleeps

brothers,celebrations,playful,seasons | Monday, December 23rd, 2013

i think there might be too many sweets in our days.

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tree time

brothers,celebrations,parenting,seasons | Friday, December 13th, 2013

one year i would like to choose and cut our own tree and i do love the idea of renting a potted tree for a couple of weeks but here we are again, without a change of plan, picking out our tree city style. Little M totally put me in the mood. He wore that beard for 2 hours straight;

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i opted for the less manicured Charlie Brown tree this year but Little A was set on choosing one of the largest trees on the lot – the first choice was so fat it wouldn’t even fit in the tree stand ( i am relieved that we checked before hauling it home). finding the “perfect tree” was a serious task and he found it;

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with “yes” as my mantra; yes i let Little A choose the largest possible tree. yes i hauled that heavy tree into our living room. yes i somehow got it standing straight with 2 very differing opinions of straight being imposed upon me whilst underneath it. yes i strung the lights and garlands in as little time as possible so that the very excited and anxious boys could hang the ornaments before bed time. yes we ate muffins for dinner. yes we decorated our tree listening to the Ventures greatest hits. yes our tree is magnificent.

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we have some very sweet hand mades from over the years adorning our tree but i think this post it note paper chain is my favorite!

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seasonal projects

artful projects,celebrations,crafting,gifting | Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Later this week we will pick out our tree. In the meantime the elves are gifting greens and other green things are finding their way into corners of our home during this week’s Advent celebrating plant life;

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i’m super excited about these hanging terrarium and air plant gifts this year – i made up some extras for my own home;

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Little A’s keeper;

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my fave; 

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i’m also excited but also rather nauseous from too much nibbling of this year’s peppermint bark. i’ve packaged them up and i’m moving them out! Gifts are making their way out early and on time this year;

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We got our first snow and it didn’t melt in 1 day as city snow often does;

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the boys had a project play date with our neighbor downstairs and came home bearing gifts;

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it’s all going on and yet feeling relatively low key – no complaints.

crystals stones shells and bones

celebrations,seasons,waldorf learning and living | Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

As in years previous those most magical and much adored Advent elves have brought the boys a geode from the underworld. While i am still in awe that Halloween has come and gone along with November, the boy’s are right in the moment anticipating the weeks to come. No CaptionNo CaptionNo Caption

I am loving the nature table this first week of Advent as we gather treasured crystals, shells and stones from years past.

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