getting the tree home;
big time teething;
lots of paper star making;
elving and gifting for my littles;
loving this wee guy in all his funny ways of growing up;
falling in love with the forest again;
slinging and sleepwalking;
not missing the commute during the holidays;
1 of many of Little A’s advent calendars;
little bits of Little A all around the home. this one – he blanket stitched his playstand with one of his finger knit chains;
making time with good friends;
yesterday morning as i undressed the tree and swept up the pine needles, i found myself thinking already of next year….how it will be different, better, simpler, fuller. i wish i could say that i’m just happy, but the flu and fevers among other things have got me feeling muddled. i don’t get much into that stuff here in lalaland but today i feel like simply mentioning it. it seems a lot of us have not felt well over these holidays and i suppose it’s not all bad in that it slows us down and turns us inward. i’m not having any great epiphanies but i’m just rethinking (and daydreaming) things big and small.
the day’s big outing in the yard – decorating our Winter tree;
skies are pink and blue this early morning.
i thought i was organized having the flour mixed, the butter softened overnight and the cutters layed out but still the entire day, from sunrise through the afternoon, was spent mixing, cutting, icing, decorating…
Little A was too excited and skipped breakfast but i was adamant that he eat something good for him before delving in to the treats. he was sneaky now and then but then so was i. we had some decent sweets mixed in with the naughty no nos.
this recipe (from the joy of cooking!) was perfect in comparison to other attempts.
extra creative in our kitchen;
fun times and silliness all the day;
my wee babe is 16lbs, growing fast and chubby and is nothing short of awesome. xo.
early morning in the parent room.
Fabiola‘s cashmere bunny brothers are also awesome – thank you mama! Little A insisted that they come to Kindergarten for the end of term celebration. He loves being matchy matchy with his little brother – these are perfectly sweet.
this 2nd week of advent we celebrate the plants. we will choose our tree and spend much time decorating and admiring. we will gather kindling bundles, hopefully take a wander in the forest, make bird seed pine cones and stick stars and play wild craft…
haha. i have to laugh because what’s written above was a draft i started at the beginning of the week. St Nicholas did come and fill our slippers with treats and treasures;
now, nearing the end of the week i find that we are still without a tree, the kindling basket is barely full, the forest is drenched and our boots are dry and we’ve done very little more than get to school and back so here’s to a change of plans for this post – i’ll title it Kindergarten – a place where we three have been spending ample time. sometimes i sneak in to use the kettle before the class comes in from playing outside. this time M had a little play about and i brought my camera;
teething on anything;