Tuesday, November 28, 2006

It was cold and a little drizzly, but we went outside anyway.

Fig blew bubbles...

I watched Daddy hang lights

And Pookie...

Chased the cat!

Friday, November 24, 2006

The girls were up at 6:15AM again, so there was no sleeping off the Thanksgiving feast! It was a nice relaxing day though. I spent the day working out a pattern for Christmas stockings for the girls. So far it's coming along pretty good. Everything is stitched up, so now I'm just working on adding the embellishments--sewing on some holly and adding some white lace trim.

I also tried out taking some pictures of the birds that I've been making. It was a bit late so the lighting was bad, but here's a sample of one of them:

I'll have to try some more when the light is better tomorrow. For now it's time for bed, for all I know it's going to be another early morning tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Let the Cooking Begin!

Steaming hot chestnuts, ready to be shelled.

Thirty cups of diced bread ready to become stuffing.
Tomorrow is going to be a busy, busy day! I'm enlisting husband to help me finish the stuffing so that I'll have time to watch some of the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade. Drinking cider, cracking/eating nuts, and watching the parade are a family tradition. And afterwards it's off to my Aunt's house for the feast!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Staying Warm!
Tomorrow the Thanksgiving preparations begin! I've volunteered to make the pie crusts (love this recipe) and stuffing (I made this last year and loved it!) I love cooking warm yummy food when it's cold and frosty outside. There's nothing like something toasty and tasty to take the chill away.
And it is chilly! It's cold enough to snow, but sadly they're still isn't any in the forecast for us. Mom and I bundled the girls up in their snowsuits and took them for a walk in the thirty something degree weather. There were lots of rosy red noses and cheeks after the walk, I need to get a picture next time!
I spent the rest of my day inside with hot chocolate working on a new Bunny. Bunny's body came out fine, but Bunny's eyes have been a disaster! After three failed attempts at eyes I called it quits for the day. I think I'll go back to my birds for awhile and then attempt Bunny again. I need to get started on the girls Christmas stockings too. Gee Christmas is right around the corner....!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

It was warm and sunny the other day, so we packed up the girls and headed to the beach for a walk. Sadly there was no beach when we got there, but the view was incredible!

So instead of walking we sat, took in the salt air, ate/drank our Dunkins and Pookie threw bread crumbs at sea gulls for awhile. It was the perfect end to our day, so relaxing!! And it was a good thing we went when we did, because now it is nasty, cold, and wet!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Brr! It's cold outside!

At last an update! After the long move back east and lots of packing, unpacking, and repacking, I think we are finally settled in...for now. And just in time, because I need to start thinking about Christmas presents for the girls!

I need to run out to the store to get supplies for presents, so in the mean time I've started tackling Christmas ornaments. I thought it would be fun to have the girls hanging on the tree, so here's little Fig!

Next I have to make a little Pookie. I'm thinking that Pookie will need a hot pink snowsuit...!