We put our tree up last Saturday. It came together nicely. I like our eclectic variety of ornaments, and love how the dinosaurs turned out.
Oliver at 5 years 11 months, Patrick at 3 years 7 months Christmas morning, opening stockings while waiting for the cinnamon rolls to cool. After we opened presents we went for a walk at the beach to test out the new rain gear. Neoprene boots are great, but they’re not really designed to be submerged. … More a few photos from Christmas Day
Today is the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. A day when the sun won’t rise until well after seven, and will set around four. We’ve been talking with the boys about these natural phenomenon — the earth and the sun, axial tilt, the longest night, and the eventual lengthening of days. The … More the Winter Solstice & the Christmas Pyramid
A friend recently tagged me on facebook asking if I’d ever heard of the Christmas Spider. The short version of the story is about a spider that came down after the Christmas housecleaning was done, and made an elaborate web all over the tree, Father Christmas took pity on both the spider and the housewife, … More Our Christmas Spider
Oh, where do you come from you little flakes of snow? Falling softly, softly falling, on the earth below. On the trees and on the bushes on the mountains afar. Tell me snowflake do you come from where the angels are? – Winter Verse from Ms. Donna Some rounds from the peach tree branch Sasha … More
The beautiful (and often infuriating) thing about our Winter Village is that it is not a static display, it is regularly taken down and played with. It also grows and changes daily with new additions from the Lego Advent Calendar. The boys enjoy playing with it, and on occasion, the Advent Gnomes get ambitious and … More Lego Winter Village in action & transformation