Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012


we like to build trains and towns and trains with towns up in here. 

singing program

penelope's preschool had a little "singing program." i made the mistake of calling it a concert and p was quick to roll her eyes and correct me, "it's a singing program, MOM!" it was cute.

Saturday, December 15, 2012


my cousin posted this quote on facebook after the devastation that was friday. i really love it. i am posting it to share it, but mainly to remember it.

“Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe, a moment that will never be again. And what do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. And when you grow up, can you then harm another who is, like you, a marvel? You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children.” -Pablo Picasso

Friday, December 14, 2012

Family pictures 2012

we had family pictures taken by heather mann. it is nice to have some good pictures of our little family.so...if you're ok with is, i will post way too many of the previously mentioned picture. here we go.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

oh, hey, santa.

doesn't she look pumped?

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

neighbor christmas gifting

this year i made bread for neighbors and friends. i like to try to get some of our neighbors a little treat for Christmas. last year i did banana bread. i love making bread, what else can i say? this round i made 8 loaves. i think i might do another batch, so as to spread a little more love. we wrapped them in craft paper and taped the labels on with washi tape.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012


i made this cloth nativity a couple of weeks ago. it has character. i really wanted a nativity that the kids could play with, but that also had a handmade feel. this time of year is so wonderful for so many reasons and the most important reason is that we celebrate the birth of Christ.  i want my kids to know that that is the most important reason. hopefully these wee peoples will help. let me introduce you to them:

the shepherds
 the wise guys
 the holy family
and the angel
i used scrap fabric and stuffed them with polyfil and beans (hopefully they don't sprout...)
next year i might make a stable and animals.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


 katie came over with j and g. we decorated gingerbread (which were seriously structurally unsound) houses and then chatted while the kids played. it was good. i think we'll try again next year and i will make less sketchy houses.
these are the cookies p rolled out and cut out ALL BY HERSELF. she's getting too big.

Monday, December 3, 2012

counting down

Happy December. penelope is really excited about the count down chain she made foe christmas. in other news, it's december. what? i need to keep telling myself this, because i'm having a hard time coming to terms with the fact. i am really excited about the christmas cookies, the parties, the family we will be visiting, the lights, the carols, the decor...i can go on. tell me your favorite holiday activities.