Thursday, December 13, 2007

Holiday stuff

Sing along now -- it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere we go . . . The tree has been decorated and lights and wreaths are hanging on the house. We've had some some and ice and while it looks quite lovely, it's been a bit of a mess. The great thing about the snow/ice storm of the other day was that it resulted in a day off school for M, which meant her daycare was closed and that she and I got to stay home! YAY -- an unplanned day at home for us. Mentally made a list that morning of everything I would get done, all the cleaning I would do, all the putting stuff away and throwing junk out that would be accomplished -- ha! Yeah, ha! Didn't happen.

But, M and I made a gingerbread house. Note to self: read directions ahead of time. We spent quite a bit of time waiting for the sides of the house to dry after frosting/gluing them together and then waiting again for the roofs to dry. So, a lot of waiting and adding water to the frosting/glue and then, finally, the frosting and decorating began in earnest! Suffice it to say that every single piece of candy provided, well except for a few that she ate, ended up on the house! As I'm sure you might guess -- it's a masterpiece.

Took this picture of M doing a sweet little dance with some beads while decorating the tree. When I saw the picture, I immediately remembered another picture from her first Christmas with us where beads were her fashion accessory of choice. She was almost 2 years old. It was the year of Dora!! Oh man -- she loved her some Dora. She got two Dora dolls and was in heaven. We all learned some Spanish that year!

Coming soon -- her 6th birthday and birthday party this weekend at a bead shop making bead necklaces with her kindergarten friends!


Jodee Leader said...

Cute pictures of Miss M! I can't believe how much she has grown!

Lisa said...

We had year of Dora and Diego last year. This year not so much!

Will post my cookie recipe soon. Thanks for visitng again.