We're back from a pleasant Thanksgiving trip to see Aaron's family. Hope you all had a great weekend, too. We're not in full Christmas mode yet - The Grinch has been watched (and read), I pulled out all the Christmas books, a couple of holiday CD's and changed the pillow covers. Not much else as of yet. It'll come.
I have a huge list of things I want to do this next month - here's what I remember of the list since I can't actually find it:
- shop update (shirts, brooches, ornaments - including custom orders)
- finish Christmas quilt
- make Christmas quilted pillow cover
- secret project with Princess (underway!)
- pom pom garland
- craft morning with Princess' friends
- see the Nutcracker
- make paper snowflakes
- make new stockings
- finish various gifts
- etc, etc, etc.
Yeah, that isn't nearly all of what's on my list.... must find it!
This month I'm trying to read out loud with Princess every day. We used to do that, but have gotten out of the habit. Last December we tried to re-read all of the American Girl Christmas books (I think my favorite is Molly's). This year we started with Chapter 2 of Little Women (When the family gives their modest Christmas breakfast to a family that has none). And then Princess took the book to bed with her (Yay! It's an amazing thing to pass on your favorite books!). I thought I'd try and find a couple of Little House Christmas chapters, too. Does anyone else have any ideas of Christmas-y segments from books?
I also want to do more cooking with her. She found an American Girl (Felicity) cookbook at her Nana's house this weekend and set out with Nana to make Sally Lund bread. It turned out delicious, and I want to make more 'historic' food with her. Actually, I think I have the 'Louisa May Alcott Cookbook' - I'll have to dig that out!
Wishing you all luck with your own Christmas lists - because I know you have them, too.