We just got a foot of snow over the last two days! This is the most I've seen since moving to North Carolina from Boston. So fun!! Maia is in seventh heaven. She's been going out several times a day to play in the snow. She and Harry made a great big snowman and […]
Daphne is three months old now! I call her "curlicue." Maia calls her "curly cute." They both work. Her hair is especially curly just out of the bath, as in the photo above. I doubted my ability to love a second child as much as my first. But oh, I love this little sweetheart so, […]
Another something for Daphne, made by Maia. (Making a stocking for the baby was one of our advent activities.) We used glue batik, currently one of the more popular art activities in this house (we also did glue batik with the art group last week).
We ditched the original snowflake activity we had on the the advent calendar and tried something new at the last minute. Snowflake prints using bleeding tissue paper! We did this at the beginning of the month and I'm just getting around to posting about this, mostly because I'm not so crazy about the photos I […]
Cranberry upside-down cake is quick and easy to bake and makes a delicious and festive Christmas cake.
Thanks for all your comments yesterday! I’m feeling better today. A little less overwhelmed. Maia and I tried another fun watercolor resist earlier this week. With rubber cement! Rubber Cement Resist with Watercolors MATERIALS Watercolor paper or cardstock Rubber cement Watercolor paint (we used liquid watercolors) INSTRUCTIONS I had picked up a book called Watercolor […]
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Thanks to Harry, I've been able to get out for an hour or so of reading at the coffeeshop most days lately. Pure bliss! First, I read Barbara Kingsolver's new book, The Lacuna. It's a long, wonderful, involved book. Very different from her previous books — historical fiction told from a male point of […]