Saturday, December 20, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Hertsje wanted to play with the birds on my bird Christmas tree.
I said no.
I still said no.
Childhood goes by so quickly. And it was not an unreasonable request. She and Feintsje had a great time playing with them on Friday, when they took them off without even asking.
Today she never even asked to play with the birds. But if she asks tomorrow, I am going to say yes!
There are so many things to say no about, that I am going to strive to say yes to whatever I can.
Because someday this time in her life is going to be over, and I'd hate to think that some night she will lie awake at night wondering why Beppe would not let her play with the birds.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Sunday, December 07, 2014
Jonge and Famke were both in the center of their group, so I could get a picture of the two of them. But this was the only picture I could get. Jonge also was a shepherd and Famke an angel, but I couldn't get clear shots of their faces. I LOVE children's Christmas programs!
The top shelf holds four Avon figurines that were gifts many long years ago. I usually had them on shelves in our den, but this year, I got an idea.
In the past, the skaters and snowmen were on a buffet or dresser top. I thought that might be too much for Broeder to resist so behind glass doors they go, where he can still SEE them, but cannot quite get at them.
And that family on the bottom shelf? Some years I never even took them out of their boxes. Now they have a place of their own. I even added a couple of mirrors to reflect the light around. I also gave them a buffet complete with a crochet table cloth and blue and white tea set. And they have rugs! A braided rug and a wool tapestry. There were even more things, but who knew? I scaled it back!
And thanks to the Ikea candles to which I added rechargeable batteries, I can keep it lit up. I also added a string of battery operated lights to the top shelf, but I still need two C batteries for that.
I'll be tweaking this until the day I put it all away. But that's what I do - I tweak! And I get ideas. This was one of them.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
We exchange baskets filled with all those Christmas-y things one can enjoy between now and Christmas day.
And we all put something in a basket for the children too!
Of course, they get candy in their basket, but I also have my wooden shoes filled with candy also.
There were also Christmas CDs. DVDs, and books to enjoy during the advent season.
Candles, and coffees, and soaps, and cute Christmas-y dishtowels.
And it was just as delicious as you would imagine it to be!
I truly believe that I have the best life ever!
Thursday, December 04, 2014
Wednesday, December 03, 2014
After every lift of the flap he says "boo". He seems so excited that they are STILL THERE every time he lifts them!
I have a lot of those books, and this particular one has a lot of little flaps. That's a lot of boos!