Friday, December 25, 2009

on the first day of christmas...

isla with the nativity of our lord, at church on christmas eve.

mary and joseph have finally reached bethlehem! and a sleeping baby lies in the manger.

all the stars from mary's journey now light the sky.

new christmas jammies and a new flowery tea set (per request).

and a cold christmas outing to the park.

merry christmas, everyone!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

into the woods...

in an effort to celebrate a more traditional "twelve days of christmas," we have waited until now to get our christmas tree. we were the very last customers at the tree stand we chose!

i had this idea that it would be fun to pretend we were hiking into the snowy woods, chopping down a tree and pulling it home on our sleigh. so last night we "hiked" down a busy street to the closest tree stand, chose a tree and towed it home in the wagon. it was pretty fun, and noah really enjoyed pulling the wagon. he towed the tree almost the whole way home!

Saturday, December 19, 2009


beeswax candle crafting

gingerbread cookie baking

snow! and the never-ending saga of lost mittens.

hard work. in overalls. which must be worn "over all."


advent candle lighting celebration with friends

advent candle walk pre-nightfall

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009


"do it again, daddy, do it again!"

the blue chair

in which i try to get isla to cutely read her book perched in her little blue chair, but she sticks to her goal of reading while sitting in my lap.