Tuesday, December 15, 2009

holly days!

These are such holly days. In the midst of all the basketball games and schoolwork and checking our lists, we've been enjoying:

::{munching candy canes...the kid's favorite Christmas treat!}::{creating secret gifts}::{enjoying the snow....while it lasted}::{incorporating some holiday reading into our school days}::{decking the halls, and windows and walls!} ::{doing our best work, even when it's hard because of all the excitement in the air}::{watching surprise science experiments} ::{enjoying some kid directed baking} ::{savoring our family advent time}
Hope your holly days are filled to the brim with all things wonderful!

21 comments:

Kristyn Knits said...

looks like your world is filled with merry these days! yeah for you!! the baking projects look yummy! and what's up with that secret project...teasing us like that! the recipient is sure to be blessed!

Meg said...

Lovely and merry days! So glad you're all having fun.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Wonderful days! Looks like you are having a wonderful time!

Green Acres in the City said...

Can I come be one of your kids? What an amazing display of what the season should be. Many blessings my friend!

Jessica said...

You days are full of wonderful holiday merriment!

Designs on 47th Street said...

What fun you create and enjoy with your children. I love, love, love seeing what you are up to. I also think it's wonderful you are blogging during these child rearing years. They will be able to remember all the times they shared growing up with their close knit family.

Great post. (always!)

Journeying Five said...

looks like you are having fabulous family times together. love all your experiments and baking and advent traditions.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

The memories you are making with your children are priceless. Such busy times and yet you're making time for special memories. You're an inspiration. And just what is this gift you are making?

Ruth said...

Oh do share that science experiment. It looks like fun.

Everything looks like fun. Enjoy your time together making memories.

Ruth

Sigrun said...

This is when I really miss having little ones around. Even the first crop of grandchildren are adults and almost-adults. Adult Christmas preparations are very nice, and tidy, but quiet, and adult-made cookies aren't the same as kid-made cookies. The CD player is on loud, and I'm enjoying getting ready, sort of, in a joyful-wistful way. I love your blog because I enjoy yours vicariously.

From All Stitched Up said...

You're doing such a great job enjoying the season!!

Audra said...

I love seeing kid decorated cookies! Of course, about 15 minutes into it I'm breaking out in hives but it's so fun for them.

Heather said...

Oh Amelia Bedelia! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her. I will have to try and check out her Christmas book. It looks like you are all enjoying this holiday season together.

maria said...

Amelia Bedelia books are such fun :)

Everything looks wonderful and delightful.

Thank you for sharing your lovely day,

maria

cathleen said...

Lisa, you get me in the Christmas mood every time you post. (maybe I told you that already) Wish I had some of those lovely cookies to eat with my afternoon cup of tea. Lovely post, dear lady!!

larissa said...

I LOVE how you're incorporating your holiday traditions into your school day! your frosted Christmas tree cookies are making me salivate and all those beautiful hand stitches are making me wish I took the time to stitch more - i'm still getting over my machine stitched binding. We love Amelia Bedilia around here too - no one else says 'draw the drapes' like she does. Abigail and I have been reading holiday stories aloud each night and the boys have been listening in - so nice. Thanks so much for sharing all the loveliness that fills your family's day.

Mary said...

Love your pictures. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Tracy said...

These are the sweetest days just now! Love seeing behind the scenes the lead-up to Christmas there. Is that Cauliflower/broccoli in your science project?! Wishing you all the Happiest Holidays! I may not get to swing by here again before we leave for our Christmas trip on Sunday. So will look forward to catching up with you soon! ((HUGS))

a friend to knit with said...

warmth exudes from this post.
merry merry days!

Gigi said...

Oh my, don't know how you do it all! But don't you love these hustle and bustle days in spite of their hectic nature? I do ;-).
Blessings,
G

Christina said...

Beautiful post, as always. It looks like you are having a lovely time weaving holiday cheer into your everyday life.