Woohoo!! Today marks the end of the school term, a glorious 2 weeks stretching before us. As I sit here typing this, when I should really be wrapping the last of the presents, my girls are off on a jolly jaunt with their grandma for a trip into the town and a hot lunch somewhere. C has dressed up for the occasion, with dress, petticoat, and cardigan; oh how I love her dress sense.
Can’t quite believe it’s the 19th already?! I promised myself last year that this year would be different, that there would be no mad last minute rushing and that I would have every card written and parcel wrapped before the middle of the month. I haven’t!! There are cakes to marzipan and ice, presents to wrap, a couple still to buy (hoping for divine inspiration!!) and a few handmade gifts to finish making.
It’s not that I’ve been lazy; we’ve actually had a pretty busy month so far, with lots of festive fun, indulging in the magic of Christmas and making things special for my growing girls. I've done a lot of shopping, most is for other people, but I couldn't resist a couple of knitting patterns for myself :o)
|One of my favourite knitting models in colour!|
There was a trip to a chocolate shop where tasty treats were bought, (the snowman is no more!!) and a visit to family for festive fun.
The girls and I made a gingerbread house where little fingers got a little trigger happy with the piping bag!
Each year we let the girls choose a new decoration for the tree. This year C went for a sparkly glass polar bear, and M picked a mahoosive Santa!
They have joined our ever increasing collection of decorations, some more special to the girls than others.
We bought the tree, a scrumptious smelling 7 foot pine. It took me a while to choose “the” tree, it always does.
The girls thought their luck was in this year, as we got to decorate it twice! Yes, twice! Three days after the tree had been decorated, both sets of blasted lights burned out! I was so disappointed and more than a little cross. The air was blue! So, decorations off, lights off, new lights on and then decorations back on, and the tree was restored to full twinkling glory!
This lovely man of mine turned another year older; 43 this year. Such a cute picture of him at a family wedding the in 1970’s with his velvet shorts and white shirt!
Yours truly baked two dozen cupcakes for him to take into school for the other science teachers to enjoy.
The very next day this lovely little lady turned 7!
I can’t quite believe she’s 7. Every girl deserves to look the best for their birthday, so I finally cut into this gorgeous Poppy and Fred fabric, and with the help of my mum, made dresses for both girls.
And as you can’t have a birthday without a cake, I made her a baby Toothless dragon cake.
The girls’ came down with a rotten cough and cold last week, which was rubbish for them but quite fortuitous for me! It was a week of Calpol and Christmas films, their fuzzy little heads being up for little else, and lots of knitting time, and now I just have the one sleeve to finish on my mum’s jumper. Will it be done in time for the big day? I hope so!
I better crack on with the wrapping before my pair of little peepers come home!!