Saturday, January 14
Doing the dishes with my new rubber gloves.
They were one of several great Christmas gifts from my Youngest sister.
While I hate to change allegiances, this might have to become my new favourite hand cream.
I tried my hand at some product photography.
It was late at night with only fourescent lighting, but it still ended up looking pretty.
Recycling has become a whole lot easier now that a truck comes to pick it up and we don't have to sort.
Can you tell she is very happy about this?
We have had so little snow this winter. Although it is scheduled to come in a few days.
This the first time the girls had to shovel.
It was such a nice warm and sunny day, it was nice to be outside.
I'm not sure when someone did this.
I loved that the figurines are all set in a circle around baby Jesus.
On the 6th when the three kings arrived, they did so by zip lining from
the window sill using the roman blind cord, with help from Middlest.
Saturday, January 7
The girls wanted to try a glitter picture, but we didn't have any glitter.
So instead we used craft sparkles. The pictures didn't turn out the way I had hoped.
But a little cropping sure does makes a difference.
Her hair is Ombre.
I don't care if they dye their hair, since it's not permanent.
The permanent stuff? That I care about.
Chopping away. Youngest is growing up.
She started eating cream cheese just out of the blue.
Decided to try that thing she hated and wouldn't you know it? Is now a cream cheese lover.
The basement is being used. I'll find the girls crafting on the table or studying.
It's working out far better than I ever imagined.
Watching the Russia Sweden Junior Hockey overtime. Dad wasn't even home.
With a little colouring for good measure.
The girls kept calling me to come down because it was so exciting.
The dying of her hair was a success.
She's head over heals in love with the outcome.
Middlest took this picture.
I thought it was really cool.
She was standing on the counter, trying to get a picture of me washing the dishes,
(because I had asked her to for a post for later this week)
and this is what she ended up with.
I love happy accidents like that.
Saturday, December 31
Getting the basement organized, which included sharpening colouring pencils.
Along with the basement the upstairs was a domino effect.
Supper with Grandma and Grandpa
Trying to remember an outfit she liked.
A little vignette of snowmen.
The baking of Biscotti the night before leaving for the farm.
Skating on the pond before Christmas eve Mass.
Friday, December 30
The girls finished their masterpiece!
Youngest and her friend took a few more days,
and ended up using these "skirts" as tops with straps,
along with matching purses.
I went with The Agronomist to the city for his companies Christmas Party.
This was the night before where we enjoyed a wonderful meal.
This picture was sent to Eldest as I had the day to shop by myself.
I needed help making a few decisions.
Back at home, we started preparing for Christmas. I love our new decorations.
Middlest's bedroom is almost finished painting.
The most delicious chocolate cookie recipe we have ever tasted.
Youngest went to a friends house to bake and brought back some of her creations.
Wednesday, December 28
Skating with her class.
Decorating the tree.
The tree is almost done.
Trying to tease her sister, pretending to read.
Eldest already has all of her gifts bought and wrapped under the tree.
Youngest's class went swimming. She had a great time.
Grocery shopping with mom after soccer. She was tired and wanted to go home.
Attending the Boy's Choir Christmas Concert. Our favourite was "A Blue Christmas."
Working on the Duct Tape outfits. Both pairs worked so well together, and for several hours.
I was very impressed.