I like to add a little stress to the chaos that is our lives by making a few handmade Christmas gifts every year. Nothing like a deadline to keep this project starter motivated.
Astrid is doing her best to slow down any progress I could be making by setting up camp on my sewing table. She especially likes the fleece I have been working with.
Why is it, that whenever one of my pets is sleeping I feel the need to work around them and do my best not to disturb their nap? They nap at least 50% of the day and sleep (and in Lucy’s case – snore) through the whole night. Even so, I couldn’t bring myself to wake Astrid up, so I could actually make progress. Instead, I took photos.
Because if she isn’t napping she is pouncing on me, trying to eat pins and chewing on patterns. Neither is helpful, both are equally annoying and endearing.
There was no school yesterday for the boys because… lets be honest, I don’t know. All I know is that the calendar says no school for the boys so I have two less backpacks to pack.
Elise did have school yesterday so after we dropped her off we headed home as the snow started to fall. The boys did some “snow plowing” and when they had successfully moved the snow from one area of the driveway to a slightly different area of the driveway they came in, grabbed their bucket of Legos and got to work.
Is their a better way to spend a day home from school?!
“Mom can we do some snow plowing?!” asks Michael on the way home from dropping off Elise at school (the boys have the day off of school).
I think they have spent one too many days of Christmas break crashing and plowing the snow with Papa’s pick-up truck if they think shovelling half and inch of snow is plowing. I am pretty sure it is a toss-up between fresh homemade lefse and plowing snow with Papa as to which is their favorite part of Christmas with the Clute side of the family.
Our December Photo Project Photos.
For more on the DPP click the link in the sidebar.
Tim’s cousin Rebecca hosts a December Photo Project (DPP) every year on her blog. I am joining up this year in an effort to force myself to remember to slow down, take a break and take some photos during the crazy, beautiful time that is the Holiday season.
Everyday (or at least that is the goal) I will post a new photo.
You can read more about the DPP by clicking the banner link below or for the month of December I will have a permanent link to the DPP located in our sidebar.
Kicking off the DPP is this photo. From a photography standpoint, nothing special is happening here but to our family it is an exciting photo. You are an official member of the family when you get your own Christmas stocking and even though she and Lucy still are at war, Astrid is a part of our family.
You can find all our DPP photos in our December Photo Gallery.