Saturday, December 25, 2010


I have been trying to upload a video for about 4 days and it's not working at all, so here is a link to see a little movie of Corrina entertaining Annika.

As Christmas draws near we are busy keeping ourselves busy with smiles and giggles.

I made a delicious bread today for Christmas morning.  Right now Corrina is "a cook at a school making orange soup" while Annika sleeps beside her snug in a car seat, ie. the downstairs bed!

For Christmas Eve we will be snacking on some simple appetizers and treats while reading and learning from the story of Christ's birth, amid the glowing lights on the tree.

Wishing everyone a warm, safe, healthy, meaningful Christmas.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

We are actually ALIVE!

No smiles here, but this is pretty much what Annika looks like most of the time!

Corrina is "helping" Annika to smile.

We've been doing family activities to engage in waiting for Christ's birth, or Advent.  We started with thinking about the Angels in the story.  We make glitter angels, and painted angel cookies.  Painting cookies rocks!
We are alive, and slowly becoming well again.  This fall/winter season has been riddles with colds, infections, aches and pains.  I'd like to think we are just getting it all out of the way for the year to come.

Life has been busy, and Annika fits right in perfectly.  She is smiley and social, eats amazingly and sleeps great for her age.  She is easy to entertain, cuddly and patient.  You can imagine why I might say patient as you've had a sample picture above of the little "helper". 

I'm not on top of anything at home!  Maybe that's the way it should be.  I am enjoying each day though.  Its nice to focus on caring for my home and family right now.  We've been crafting, baking, building, and as of late Corrina has asked that we teach her to read! 

I've been brainstorming some newish hobbies to focus on in the coming year, as I need to get myself out of the kitchen away from the butter and sugar that's created so many delicious Christmas cookies if I'm ever to be a healthy individual who lives past 30!  Seriously, I've been going a little nuts... After Christmas I'm only baking muffins and biscotti! I'm going to become a master at those two!

Anyway, I think I will take up sewing again.  There are some moments when Corrina is at school or playing happily, the chores are done and the baby is sleeping and I NEED something stimulating to do.
I'm also going to increase my crafting with Corrina.

Anyway, I have nothing important to say, so go look at those cute gals again!