Hi Everyone! I’ve really disappeared from here for awhile now, haven’t I? I have to admit, it’s been kind of nice to go through our days without my "bloggles" (blogging + goggles) on. I have hardly taken any pictures or thought about whether or not I should be blogging something from our day. I think I needed a little break and now I’m feeling much more fresh and content.
We finally brought in the Christmas tree last night. In our little living space it took a lot of rearranging and removing to find the perfect spot for it. Emma and I were the tree purchasers this year. We got it on whim Saturday night while we were running to the yarn store and out for groceries. Can I just say how hard it is to pick out a Christmas tree with a five year old? She tried her hardest to hold the big old prickly tree steady while I assessed uniformity of shape and gaping holes in each specimen. In the end it was a toss-up and we both just said, "let’s go with the first one." I don’t think we did too bad in the end.
I sat down last night, after the kids had gone to sleep to string some popcorn and I quickly realized that I desperately need to upgrade to a better pop. My kernels are very seed-y and don’t have much fluff to them, making it near impossible to string. Last night it was eat ten, find one that was string-able, eat ten….I might have to throw in some cranberries for good measure. Have you all been letting your kids string berries and popcorn? How do they handle the needle? I’d really like to get the girls involved in this process…
As always, I’m still blogging my heart out every day over at babycenter…and they’ve asked me to do a weekly "craftyblog round-up". So if you’ve seen something that must be shared or you’re doing something that must be shared, please send me an email, so I can give it due credit. Babycenter is really digging the crafty blog world. And I’d love to share some love over there….And here’s a recent post that I think many of you would "get".
I’ve declared this the week of the cookie. I plan to bake a batch or two each day with the girls to give out as gifts. Although I’m quickly running out of time today since everyone in the house is napping–even the dog by the fire, and the cat in a mountain of pillows on the sofa. Today it will be the classic peanut butter kiss cookies and maybe some russian teacakes if there’s time.
Off to get my kitchen set up cooking-show style (makes it easier with my children) and upgrade my popcorn stash. More soon, I hope!!!