Happy Christmas! Does the last month of the year always seem to go by faster for you too? The month between Thanksgiving and X'mas feels almost non-existent. Between holiday prepping, getting work wrapped up, and other miscellaneous things you've meant to do all year but never got a chance to (should I clean out the 2000+ junk mail or make a mad dash to the mall to use up that expiring gift card...). Thus the month-long hiatus from the blog. *sigh*
But now I'm back, I can tell you all about our holiday. As picture says a thousand words, here's the mostly-pictoral account of our month:
An instant-gratification sewing project- the modified sandwich wrap! I thought I was pretty smart making my own pattern tracing the cracker-wich and adding the "wings" for wrapping. But I forgot that the finished cracker-wich is 3-D, and thus the wrap was a tad too small... oops, lots of crumbs in the lunch bag. It still works and is still cute, right?
Riding at the Tilden antique merry go round- it's one of those old-school, low-tech childhood things that I miss. And this is the first year where Eva's actually into it, so it was pretty fun. Not so much into the Santa at the back though. The idea of Santa- great; the actual big fat guy in a red suit- eh, no thanks.
Yes, I broke down and bought her a huge thing of art supplies... and thus begins our adventures laundering washable paints out of clothing, socks, hair, etc... (yes, it's washable, but you still gotta wash it). I have to admit though, it's been fun watching her wield that big paint brush with abandon (that's Chorizo portrait, by the way). And it was kinda cool making gift wraps this year that we can use. It'll be even more fun if we can train Bryson to be part of the clean-up crew...
And ever since we got this Olivia book ("snow! presents! stocking!") that we've read probably 100+ times, I knew I have to make Eva and Bryson stockings this year. I was all bleary-eyed when I put them together 2 nights before X'mas, and of course one stocking has upside-down birds, and the other one has a hole somewhere (hope you can't see it...)
Do you know what tops all the fun this holiday though? Look (below), look... LOOK! (borrowing from Eva).
A significant milestone! A first success! If you don't know what you're looking at, it's probably TMI anyway. And if you do, this needs no further explanation.
Feel free to check out our flickr album for more "juicy" pictures of our holiday.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas as well (and not necessarily involving celebration over above yellow fluid...).
We'll probably see you again in 2012. Happy holiday!
P.S. Thanks for all of you who are cheering for my friend mentioned in the last post. She's still in the hospital, but steadily getting better. Keep the positive thoughts coming!