Tonight Hazel and I decided it would be a fantastic idea to write a letter to Santa Claus. She’s very into Santa and Christmas trees right now, and when I broached the idea of writing Santa a letter in the mail Hazel was overjoyed. Amos and I helped her out a bit with the content, but it should be pretty clear which sentences were Hazel’s idea.
It may be hard to read, so here’s a transcript:
Do you want to sing the ABC song? Our neighbor has a statue of you. I love Christmas! I like jingle bells, Christmas trees, and Christmas lights. Thank you for having Christmas. Santa is my friend.
Underneath there you can see where Hazel drew “letters” for Santa. All those zigzags are how she draws ABCs! After that we sat down and had a nice chai tea. She’s been expressing interest in drinking our coffee and tea lately (most of which is decaf). We have let her have sips now and then, and tonight I gave her a little of my tea in her own cup. It was adorable.
Dudes, I have been so mega busy (and gone for a week to St. Louis) that I’ve ignored the blog. And, um, it’s going to continue for just a bit longer. We have been crazy busy, but luckily it’s been mostly FUN busy. I’m one small present away from being totally done with Christmas shopping, and today I’m planning to get all the ones that are here wrapped up. I’m waiting on a couple to be delivered, but I have wrapping ready for them, so I’m good to go. Today I have to write one more assignment, and then I’m pretty much done for the whole semester. I’m of two minds about that, but I’ll elaborate later. Right now I want to get on my assignments so I can move it to the kitchen. I’ll be baking this delicious-looking Mondel Bread from one of my favorite blogs, Lottie & Doof while I finish up that wrapping.
Okay – you guys know that I love Christmas, right? I can’t help it; as soon as November rolls around, I am ready for garlands and shiny ornaments and peppermint bark. I LOVE CHRISTMAS STUFF! Soon we’ll be decorating the house, and that’s got me thinking about all the adorable Christmasy things I am itching to get my hands busy working on; luckily, since I have a couple of AWESOME friends who are currently looking over the papers I’ve written a bit early, I might have the time to actually do some!!! But I know I won’t get around to all of them (at least not before Christmas!), so I thought I’d post some here for you all to see.
First, this cutie Merry Christmas banner. This one is technically for sale, but I can easily see making my own.
Now wreaths like this one were first spotted in Starbucks a couple of years ago, but since they corresponded directly to Hazel’s birth I never got around to making my own. This year I am definitely going to – this is just too awesome to not be hanging somewhere in my house!
Swoon, right?! There’s also a tutorial with many examples of felt ornaments; the ice skates are my favorite! Wouldn’t these be cute also as gift tags?
I am going to buy yards of felt and many skeins of Christmasy yarn tomorrow, I think. Maybe if I have all the supplies here I can figure out some time to make things!
The New Year is just ringing in on this old blog, I'm afraid. I know it's been a while, but I have a good reason – travel/Christmas/travel/workschoolbaby. Yep, that is one legitimate reason!
I am sick. Hazel is sicker. Amos is not (lucky dude!). So this will be quick fast like lightening!
That's right bro – it's officially Christmas season up in this mother!!! Why? I'll be happy to tell you! I made full-on caffeine coffee today!!!