Here it’s been how long since I last posted? Phew, but it’s been a crazy month or so.
We were sick a lot during Advent, so yet again, we didn’t get much of a chance to make Christmas goodies. We did manage soda cracker toffee, springerle, and I think maybe one other? I don’t remember what it was. And then we started a restrictive diet at the beginning of the year, so we couldn’t finish out the twelve days of Christmas with that sort of goodies, either. God willing, as long as we don’t have due dates (like hindered us last year) and nasty colds next Advent, we can do better!
John is a year old! He loves climbing, playing close-sister-in-the-closet, nursing, doors of all sorts, climbing, tuna, salmon, egg yolks, almond butter, jerky, hummus, and avocado (among other delicacies), climbing, outyelling everybody else at Mass, being silly, climbing, singing, and getting into the fridge. He says Mama, Dada, Jesus, and Hi. He cruises around furniture and stands alone very well.
Maria received kitchen toys for Christmas, and there really wasn’t anywhere for them to go, so on St Stephen’s Day, I took a diaper box and an Amazon box and made her a little stove to cook on and store everything in.
I made this little hand cross for John as an Epiphany gift. It’s just the right size for his little paws, and I enjoyed including the tiny details. Creating can be such a prayerful process for me, and I hope to make more time for it this year.
Our M bug got sick again last week. This time, she ended up with some (non infected) fluid in her right ear, which affects her hearing somewhat. She says “What!??” a lot, and I get better at enunciating my words.