Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas Eve Checklist

Carrots for the Reindeer

Cookies for Santa 

Milk too!!
(I tried to convince her that beer was the way to go
but NOOOOO!)

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Sofia meets Santa


Okay......I'll admit it!

I'm a bit of a fanatic about how I like my Christmas presents wrapped.
It dates back to my stint in retail at a high end kitchen store,
where I received formal instruction in gift wrapping.

I like them to look nice.
I use double sided tape.
And I only ever use real ribbon.
My paper has a color theme.

It's nothing to be ashamed about.

This year my present wrapping ideals have been challenged.
I've had help in the form of a four year old.

There is tape everywhere.
Ribbons don't match.
Gift cards are being written in four year old script.
(Santa may have a bit of a challenge on his hands this year)

And yet, this year, the presents under my tree 
are the most beautiful ever.

This one is for you Papa.
And for the record, the other side of this gift tag is BLUE
Not part of the approved color scheme for Christmas 2011.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Rainbow

Sofia:  "One.....Two......Three......"
Me:  "What are you counting, Sofia?"
Sofia:  "Lines on your forehead"
(she reached ten just in case you were wondering)
Me:  "Do you like the lines on my forehead, Sofia?"
Sofia:  "Yes.....they kind of look like a rainbow"

I have mixed feelings about this little discussion.