gifting makes me feel like Santa. fun!
Luisa trying to get the whole toy in her mouth while watching the dog.
some days they play and play and play.
I made three (or four?) double batches of chocolate biscotti to put on Christmas cookie plates/platters. I didn’t get a single picture of the plates. We made some for the neighbors, our priests, and a platter for the school and Kelly’s work.
a local place sells (and brews) Stumptown coffee. super yum.
my first order ever from Rifle Paper Co. and it’s gorgeous.
I’ve been debating about cutting her hair to a little bob. She has the prettiest hair though! But she hates having it brushed. I don’t know how to convey how much she hates having it brushed. It’s torture every day though. I hate it because she hates it.
Walking to get the girls from school.
yelling into the downspout at school to hear her own voice.
making sugar cookies with grandma. I am so glad she does this. I would not have the patience to do it alone.
poor Lola. she had a lump removed from her tail (they don’t think it’s cancer) and she wouldn’t leave the stitches alone so she had to have a cone.
frosting the cookies.
we took great-grandma Maryann out to lunch. Ada asked for Chipotle and so we went there, I’m not sure grandma was a fan.
grandma helped feed Ada her chips and Ada was giggling like crazy.
I somehow ended up with all four kids at Sam’s six days before Christmas. It wasn’t terrible awful but not a lot of fun.
I got my hair cut! It’s short for me but I like it a lot.
eating the sugar cookies.
new jammie pants and peach crumble (Della calls it ‘peach combo’).
she’s a rolly polly chunky baby. love it.
and the legs! my husband’s brother’s wife (sister-in-law) made a quilt for us and Luisa is sitting on it. she plays on it constantly.
gingerbread house time!
ring-around-the-rosie with the dolls of course.
I found my old socks that I had started knitting. Think I will finish one this time?
Sunday morning = poached eggs, smoked salmon, spinach, hollandaise. So super yum. From this cookbook.