So I’m thinking that my memories will all be a bit fuzzy from this period of our lives and perhaps when I pull out these Christmas decorations in years to come I’ll somehow think up some warm fuzzy memory of how I made them with the girls over Christmas 2010. Not how we churned them out the 1st week of January between laundry & temper tantrums. Oh well, either way I’m glad we got around to it…
Here on my rosemary bush, which is kindly standing in for the Christmas tree now by the curb, are Sophie’s version of ornaments I made during Samster’s 1st Christmas. I couldn’t leave the poor girl out!
The reindeer is a footprint on cardstock which I then covered in clear contact paper. I couldn’t find the foam handprint kit this year but luckily a bag of white Model Magic did the exact same thing, this stuff is awesome. Just be prepared that if you make one polar bear for your 2 yr old you might be required to crank out an entire herd of bears. Flock of bears? School? Gaggle? No, that’s not right…
And I haven’t forgotten about those Christmas templates I promised you…P just switched our router over to some fancy smancy one that’s “going to be so awesome for your blogging because you’ll be able to work with the printer wirelessely & automatically back up your computer & it’ll be SUPER AWESOME” but somehow it’s been 2 weeks & said awesomeness has not been set up yet.
And for those of you who like sneak peeks into your blogger’s personal lives (raising my hand) here are a few shots from Christmas in the Samster household, I’m so sad I have to wait a whole year to do it again. ):
I wasn’t about to let a year go by without a picture with Santa so even though it was Christmas Eve we decided to brave the mall. The line took us an hour & a half.
It was Christmas misery for everyone except me. Ok, I was miserable too, but since I insisted we go I had to fake it, see, don’t I look happy??
Samster however was not quite as good at hiding her feelings about the situation. Can you see the big, slowly falling, dramatic tear on her cheek?It was about to get ugly but a quick trip to the food court solved that. (oh be honest, you know you’ve bribed your kid with french fries at some point)I honestly considered throwing her on this guy’s Rascal, taking a quick picture & calling it a day.Eventually though we did see Santa. Soph wouldn’t smile for the 1st time in her life & Sam clammed up faster than my husband at a shoe sale. It wasn’t until I scooped her off his lap & we were walking away that she started yelling over my shoulder, “a dollhouse! a dollhouse!” It was so cute to see that she did kind of get the whole Santa thing.
She got over it pretty quick though…And when her presents were all open she moved onto Sophie’s. I love look on Soph’s face, “Are you kidding me?! You just wait till I’m mobile…that Barbie of yours is in TROUBLE!”And there was Paula Dean’s heavenly Gorilla Bread. Each one of those gorgeous lumps is a biscuit that’s been stuffed with cinnamon sugar cream cheese & then the whole thing is covered in brown sugar butter & walnuts. Pure, cellulite, heaven.It really was a great Christmas, everyone got the love…
I hope you had a wonderful holiday season, yeah it’s over but this is going to be a great year. I can feel it in my bones.