Wednesday, 9 December 2009

More Holiday Stuff

first gingerbread house

homemade jammies

We have been so busy for this past week. I committed myself to making most of my Christmas gifts this year, and I have to say I don't think I can do this again. All of last week I had a neckache that almost drove me to the doctor - I could hardly hold Isabella. I've been painting, sewing, knitting, Christmas-carding, party-prepping, you name it! But I'm so excited for the holidays this year that I almost don't want them to get here just so this holiday stuff can keep going - it has been so fun to show Isabella the traditions of Christmas now that she can understand a lot of what's going on.

Isabella update: The day of our anniversary, she started saying "I LOVE YOU." She has a passion for chatting on the phone, and is a kid who will actually talk to you! Her legs are growing so fast I'm not sure what to do about her pants situation - skinny waist and long legs make sizing hard. She can kind-of sing the first verse of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." I have some great videos to post one day in the not-so-distant future, I hope.


Claudia said...

She's so cute!! Wish you were closer so we can spend the holidays together!!! And YES you are crazy making all the gifts and taking care of Isa and Pedro!!!

Love U all!!!!

Maria said...

WOW you have been busy!!! How fun to be able to make your gifts, I wish I had your energy. I made the strawberry jam and will be making pumpkin bread for Conner's teachers. I have also been knitting a scarf. That is about all I can handle. Merry Christmas to your family!!!!