Around here November Skies are ending and the twinkle lights of Christmas Cheer are brightening.
Due to sibling squabbles I have been hindered from breaking up as of late, I've brought my peace keeping strategies to fruition by moving the play kitchen and table downstairs for a game of "musical furniture" and naturally that led me to putting up a "kids tree" with some handmade Advent ornaments from the year my red headed curly top was just a wee little babe. ( You can see those here). (AND if that wasn't the award winner for the most grammatically incorrect and longest run on sentence ever - then I give up. ha!)
Seriously though, the calories I have burned running up and down those stairs to deal with issues involving a plastic rotisserie chicken and stuffed animal food fights was getting to be a strain on my soul. Worse still, the occasional hollerin' up the stairwell asking "what is the problem?" saying, "please come downstairs" or "play kindly -or I am confiscating the wooden butter slab" was getting old...(slightly exaggerating on that last one there).
Speaking of calories, around here we have just finished off pies and much cheese laden carbs (aka mac'n cheese). Our family of six spent Thanksgiving day at home, mostly in pjs enjoying a quick break from homeschool-the paper plates were utilized and the Christmas decor came out from its 10 1/2 month garage hibernation.
Around here, the last Montanan tree was cut for our home and placed in a bucket because it's trunk was too large to fit in the stand. WOWSA! That was a doozy of a set up...including but not limited to a staple gun and some fishing line string. Guess that tree skirt will just have to go with more of an empire waist look this year instead of its usual poodle-esque fashion. I know. Ridiculous.
Around here, the smallest of us all was awarded the " first gift of Christmas" because A. That thing is not getting wrapped. B. She enjoys it so much now... just look at that belly hanging out (guess I need to buy her more clothes!) and C. I was in a festive mood.
Around here, I plan on blogging more bc I miss it so. The documentation of words and photos just has my heart in a swelling of overwhelming gratitude for this life God has so graciously given. Around here , it is likely that my "plans" include a babe on my lap and much sporadicity (not a word) of posting.