The red dress was just calling out for some white trim and a black belt! I’m proud of Catherine for envisioning, planning, shopping for and executing her project. More and more, her ideas are becoming reality thanks to her perseverance and increase in skill. Makes a mama smile.
The chattiest church chatters this side of the Mississippi!
A quick visit to a tiny bit of Scandinavia in New England. Loved showing the girls the tomte and the yule goats and we brought home a couple of Christmas decorations. A sweet little stop on our trip home from New Jersey.
Esme had a particular connection with these sea lions we met today, but the rest of us thoroughly enjoyed their antics as well! It was a great afternoon at the Turtleback Zoo– perfect weather, super kids, great company and we had the place to ourselves!
So it’s a week away from Christmas…what better time to take a spur of the moment road trip? The girls are pleased as punch to be meeting baby A for the first time!
Esme shows her excitement in finding the second book in the series.
Peter read the first with them, not me, but based on the peals of laughter from the bedroom both girls thoroughly enjoyed it! Hopefully the second proves to be as entertaining.
Nonni and Esme’s name tags read, “The Baker” and “#2 Baker”, respectively. Esme later told me that Nonni was Chief Baker, which made herself the #1 Baker. Catherine declined a label saying, “Baking isn’t really one of my passions.”
I think they all had fun!
Despite the misty moisty weather, our regular Monday crew met up in the forest. They ran, climbed, built, hiked, explored, chatted and generally had a grand old time. 14 kids, 6 Mamas and a whole lot of energy descended on Hamlin Reservation. Each week I grow more and more grateful for the opportunity to hang out with such awesome families.
Caught a sweet little moment while caroling at the chapel in our neighborhood cemetery. The only thing sweeter was hearing her little singing voice.
The Christmas making continues with a Saturday sewing lesson and gifts for her sister. I am loving this new phase of her life in which her interests and abilities are so much more equally aligned. We had a lovely afternoon!