Thursday, December 23, 2010

Santa, Sewing, Singing, and Scrapbook

After running around last week trying to make it to everyone's parties and programs and get ready for company and a birthday, this week has been very refreshing. We have slept in, stayed in our P.J.s, watched movies, spent good time with friends, played Wii, visited Santa, caroled at the nursing home, made some crafts, and eaten lots of really good food. There is some impulse that makes people want to bring their preacher and his family food and I'm glad they don't fight it. Maybe they've tasted my cooking and feel sorry for my family. Whatever it is, we feel loved (and a little heavier).
I love this picture with BOTH of my kids sitting on Santa's lap. Last year John Curtis wouldn't go anywhere near Santa. This year he decided that since he was 4 he wouldn't be scared.
Last night the kids at church went Christmas caroling at two of the nursing homes in town. Sophie was brave and went around and told the residents Merry Christmas afterward. It reminded me of living in Marlin. We would visit the nursing home a lot and Sophie would toddle right over to the wheelchairs and climb up in their laps.

Did I mention we've had a relaxing week? That often means not fixing hair in our house. When G-Momma was here last weekend she gave Sophie some American Girl crafts. One was to make matching bears for you and your doll. Sophie worked hard to get Sally's done and even wrapped it up and put it under the tree for her. She did most of it herself. She's got sewing genes on both sides and she really seems to enjoy it.
Another craft was a scrapbook to do of you and your doll. She started this one this morning.
I love her invented spelling (this was on the way to NYC)
May your Christmas be full of peace and love!


Julie said...

I am with you! We have been sleeping in until 8:30, watching cartoons, baking cookies, and just relaxing. It has been much needed. :) It's the last time in a LONG time I will be sleeping in. Little Beau is set to come on January 24th (induction)!

Shari @For the Little Doll In Your Life said...

How sweet that she made a present for her doll for Christmas. Here's to many more years of happy sewing for her.