Sunday, December 8, 2013

Visiting with Santa 3 years in a row
This time of year, we are busy working on so many things: handmade ornaments for Alexandra to give to loved ones, baking cookies for Cookie Day, obtaining & decorating a tree, wrapping gifts, and sending out holiday cards.

This year, Alexandra is eager to participate & is full of questions. We are happy to have such a willing participant in the holiday festivities, even if she is only 2 1/2 and sometimes makes things five times more complicated than if she were not involved. A garland for the tree became a near disaster as she raced off with one end of it and ran around the coffee table. Really, who could blame her -- it's sparkly and has snowflakes along the length of it. Her enthusiasm and exuberance is contagious.

Right now, our tree has lights and garlands on it, and we're taking a break so she (and Daddy's back) can have some rest time. In another hour or so, we'll start putting ornaments on the tree. We'll find out how well she can handle the fragile ones. For the most part, she is very gentle with things we warn her might break, but I am prepared for some breakage nonethless.

It is snowing outside, gently, and it'd be nice to have some popcorn & some hot cocoa after we finish decorating, so maybe we'll do just that. I am going to scan some of my pages from Journal Your Christmas, and then enjoy some peace and quiet of the season.

Friday, December 6, 2013

JYC 2013, Dec 4-6


More pages for my Christmas Journal. This year is definitely fun! Lots of adventures, both big and small. Cookie Day looms tomorrow & the house is as clean as I can get it. Time to get out all of the platters and plates!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

JYC 2013, Dec 1-3


Ho Ho Ho! Christmas looms nigh! We are enjoying the holiday season with all kinds of adventures, and we hope you are, too. I put up holiday lights outside on the crabapple tree ... looks bowl-shaped, since I don't have a ladder to climb and get the lights over the top, but I give myself an A+ for effort ... and for doing so solo and in the dark and 20 degree weather!