eloise: the magic of this season seems to already have had an effect on you. You are loving the Christmas tunes playing all day long. You’re eager to help Daddy cook soups and other wintery goodness and the tree has been an exciting addition to the house. You regularly pull the ornaments off and put them back on. My little Christmas elf!
- joining Jodi for the 52 project! Eek! I can’t believe we only have one more week.
“A single photo. No words. Capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.”
- joining soulemama.
MAKING: We’ve been very busy creating, making, elving, whatever you want to call it. Ellie has been working on some gifts for family members (shhh!) and I have been using any and all napping time and sleeping time to try to get this advent calendar finished before advent runs out.
LISTEN: As for music, we’ve had the record player sweetly playing The Carpenters Christmas, John Denver’s Rocky Mountain Christmas, Tony Bennett’s Snowfall and a slew of other Christmas favorites.
-joining Dawn with Making and Listening.
It’s neat to watch the start of a friendship. The eyes light up when I mention the friend’s name. The smiles when we meet up. The slow but steady interactions between two little girls discovering the world around them, together. One following the other. And a wave goodbye at the end of the day. The beginning of friends.
It was a nice, long weekend. Lots of cleaning up after a successful Thanksgiving. Lots of decorating for Christmas and searching for the perfect Christmas tree. Lots of coffee and tea. A Saturday late afternoon first family photo shoot for some good friends (it was great practice for this novice-wanna-be photographer). Some Cinnamon popovers for sunday morning breakfast. And lots of dancing to Christmas music and Daddy’s banjo playing. So much to be thankful for on this very first day of December.
-joining Amanda over at The Habit.
eloise: I’m watching you grow and explore. You are doing so many neat, little girl things these days, it’s hard to capture every magical moment. But, I’m trying, so that I may remember that sparkle in your eye when you discover something new for the very first time.
- joining Jodi for the 52 project (only 4 more weeks left! I can not believe it)!