The rest of November was a blur of surgery recovery, fevers, more than a few tantrums, walking home from school in the rain, rehearsals for the big violin concert, and as much snuggling down for home-style family fun as we could get.
But now it's December! Yay!!!
Already we're decorating - Vivi calls these "candy kits" which is almost too cute to correct.
And of course we're crafting - David gives a quite-probably-sarcastic "yay" for the return of glue and glitter.
And the girls are spending hours in their "Magic Christmas Box". It was absolutely NOT magical to have our washing machine conk out and flood the laundry room, but the new washer came with an A-MAZING box, which Adeline and Vivian have transformed into a Christmas wonderland, complete with festive lights, blankets and pillows, a book shelf, lots of stuffies, original art lining the walls and some homemade cinnamon ornaments to get rid of that cardboard box smell. You can't really tell from the picture, but Vivian is reading a book to her favourite feline friend Zephyr in the box. Adeline said this evening "It's just the box I've always wanted! If I didn't already have it, I would ask Santa for a box just like it and I wouldn't need any other presents!"
Yes, December comes with it's share of stresses, but it's so so much fun to share all the sparkle and magic of this time of year with my two daughters!