Happy Friday you Christmas warriors! How's it going? My sweet Christmas elf got hit, for the first time in her life, with a tummy virus. Spent two days at home, watching Christmas videos. Can you believe she's gone all this time without getting this? She tends to get upper respiratory illnesses, but I guess at some point in everyone's childhood, you're going to get hit with a tummy virus. I got one when I was just about J's age -- on Christmas Day if you can believe. I spent Christmas Day in bed, puking, watching terrible TV b/c we didn't have cable in Hawaii when I was young, and oh I will never ever forget that particular Christmas. Glad J is getting it out of the way now!
COOL STUFF this week:
The MOTHER of all pom-pom garlands!!!!!!! This lady is so awesome.
This animal drawing book from eeBoo is totally cool. My kid would love.
Cranberry Hazelnut bread.
Look at this Christmas STICK TREE!! I did a full on mini tree in my kitchen this year, but next year I would love to do something like this.
My pal Laura told me about these: Story Starters!
And another pal told me that I must pick up a Rainbow Loom for Julia for Christmas. So I did.
This would be a lovely coloring book for older children.
OMG this is priceless! Poor scared doggies.
The best YA novel of all time? (Andrew will be thrilled with this pick, he loved this series, which I have yet to read.)
Totally making these Christmas cookies.
Cool Book of the Week: 'Little Golden Books for Christmas'. ADORE. How cute is this set??? I adore any kind of Golden book, the little ones, the big ones, they are all darling and amazing. This set contains The Animals' Christmas Eve; The Christmas Story; The Little Christmas Elf; The Night Before Christmas; and The Poky Little Puppy's First Christmas. I've seen every one of these in person I believe, and they are all adorable, especially The Little Christmas Elf, which we own already. This would be an amazing gift!!! Best for the 6-and-under crowd. And the nostalgic at heart.