Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Coming into the home stretch

The first batch of Christmas cookies have been frosted AND eaten. The second (double batch) are un-frosted and half gone. The boys keep asking when we are going to frost the next ones, I figure if I keep putting them off I won't have to make more frosting.

The pre-holiday rush is really a rush this year. I finally have the cards done and in the mail (thanks to a 2 hour delay this morning) and have the gifts in the house (as opposed to the trunk of my car), so now all I have to do is wrap them.

I promised myself I would give ample time to the gifts that I wanted to make...hmmm..... maybe some will be Valentine's gifts. :)!

Saturday when I announced that I was going to the sewing room for a while Ian said,"That's great because I have an idea for something for Simon that I need your help with". Simon took that as a cue to start plans for a gift for Ian. They did a wonderful job designing stuffed animals for each other. They did all of the designing and stuffing. I did all of the cutting and sewing. Oh and the BEST part (according to them) was that they got to pick fabric from the "other" drawers, not just their drawer. I thought that the best part beside spending time creating with my kids was that they respected each others privacy during the whole process. There were knocks on the door, but no yelling or barging in. They wrapped them after they were finished and put them under the tree. I'll post pics after Christmas.

Now to finish a ____ and some_____.


Zoƫ said...

Sounds like a fun day, but did you get any of your sewing done?

BTW I love Valentines day;)

Kari said...

No I didn't get any of my sewing done, but that's ok. I think Valentine's is a good goal.

Caffeine Girl said...

I just love the way your boys made gifts for each other. That is just so sweet. And there is nothing as special as a handmade gift from a boy!

Stephanie said...

I loved the story about your boys, too. So sweet.

Merry Christmas, Kari & Co! I loved your Christmas letter, so funny and just how a Christmas letter should be. Your life sounds good, baby. :) Beautiful pic, too.