|Just as they started baking - ah so amazing smelling!|
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Today was a busy day of getting things done around the house, errands, mailing parcels, groceries and playgroup. But I made sure when I was home for an extended stretch to get these oranges in the oven because I heard how delicious and Christmasy they smell from my friend Breanna who did it the day before!
We're going to go get our tree on Friday afternoon! We're excited to go out into the sea of trees and cut one down with Jack. Since its our first real tree in our first house I am extra excited to decorate it. These oranges will be perfect for making the house smell lovely and festive and add a nice homey touch to our tree. Of course I will be hanging them up high so no hungry critters or children steal some nibbles.
Monday, 9 December 2013
Friday, 6 December 2013
I love Christmas! I love decorations, songs and the food. And spending quality time with family doing nothing special but hanging out in the same room being lazy eating, reading or watching movies. One thing I especially love at Christmas is homemade things. Whether it is food or gifts - that just makes Christmas more personal and so much more fun. Yes, when I am crazily knitting away to finish a gift on time that isn't fun, but it always feels so good to give someone something you baked or crafted with them in mind.
I hope to pass on that sentiment to Jack and there's nothing more fun for little ones then being proud of something they made "by themselves". Jack "made" ornaments at one month old of his toe prints to share with family so they could remember how tiny he was! (Yet not tiny enough to fit his big fat foot print on an ornament so we had to resort to toe prints!) this year we got funky and made another baked dough ornament that he could paint, which is his latest creative expression of choice. I won't post the final products because some of my readers are receiving them this Christmas and I don't want to spoil the big reveal. But I did want to share the recipe and results with everyone now so you can make some of your own! They're fabulous!
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
It was finally time to get Jack into a big kid bed. He never once escaped from his crib which I am truly thankful and amazed. Nearly everyone I have talked to that has kids can tell me at least one story about their baby escaping wildly in the night. So for whatever reason Jack decided to not leap out of his crib, I am completely thankful. And it earned him the right to a very cool toddler bed :)
|First bedtime story in the car bed :) Loving it!|