Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Kate, Emma and I have had such fun this Christmas season with our Advent calendar. I had fun shopping for tiny treats to fill each box and the girls---well lets just say it was the first thing they did each morning when they arrived. They each took turns opening the little door to see what treasure was inside. Yesterday morning after opening the door and gobbling up the little chocolate inside, Emma squeeled with delight "Only THREE more days until Christmas"!!!!!! I on the other hand thought to myself "Only three more days until Christmas, YIKES" I am almost ready, just a handfull of last minute details to take care of. Before the next few days slip by, I wanted to take a few minutes to share some Christmas projects that I have been working on with you. My first project are these little fun peek a boo notes. Great for gift tags.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
The Christmas season is such a wonderful, special time of year. There is nothing like experiencing it through the eyes of a child. I can remember watching Alex when he was a little boy, the wonder in his eyes as he took in all the miracles and surprises the season had to bring. His excitment carried him through the whole month of December. He still enjoys Christmas and is blessed by Christ's birth, but he now sees it through the eyes of an adult. I must admit I miss those days filled with awe and amazement. I have written before about Kate and Emma, the sweet girls I babysit during the week, and what blessings they are to me in so many ways. They encourage me, make me smile and yes even make me laugh out loud with the things they say. They both see Christmas through a childs eyes and their excitement overflows. Just yesterday Emma came bouncing up the stairs singing with all her might the 12 days of Christmas.....fiveeeeeee goldennnnnn rings, four calling birds, three French hens, two turtle doves, and "A PARTRIDGE IN A PANTRY" I asked her to repeat what she was singing trying not to giggle. We sang together the 12 days of Christmas and I truly think she believes the gift on the first day is a partridge in a pantry. Oh Christmas through a childs eyes---I wish we could all experience it that way. The awe, amazement and excitement over the miracle of Christ's birth.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I always enjoy my morning cup of coffee but I find this time of year is perfect for enjoying a nice hot mug of something yummy to drink mid-way through my busy day. When I am out and about running errands, I usually have my favorite little helper, Emma along. It has become a tradition with us to stop at the local Starbucks for our mid-day treat. Her treat of choice--a ricecrispy square and mine---a grande half-caff Gingerbread Latte(light on the whipped cream of course :) She hears me order my Latte and I always turn to her and say "Emma, guess what? I love you a Latte" She giggles and we continue on our way. Who knew that would be my inspiration for these little charms.