As I mentioned previously, we have broken out my Nana’s sewing machine for Elspeth on the weekend. She has already managed to finish her first two projects: an upcycled pillow and a pen cozy. I see a lot more sewing in our future.
The weekend has been busy but fun. It began with the girls at their ice show. They both did a great job and we were really proud of them. Their Grammy was able to join us and throughly enjoyed the show. After the show was done, it was time for family skate which meant that I finally got in my first skate of the season. Yeah!! Then it was time for Santa to arrive with his elves. As you can see, one of the elves looked remarkably like our big.
Then it was home for some cookie decorating with Grammy followed by homework for Katrine and baking for Elspeth. She was thrilled to have a chance to bake with her Baba and Grammy. This year we tried a gluten free version of one of Glenn’s grandma’s recipes – Rocks. They have nuts so I can’t confirm that they are tasty but they got thumbs up by the other three testers so they can’t be too bad.
At church this morning, the girls got to practise the Christmas Eve play. Below is a sneak peak. Katrine is to be a judge and Elspeth the Virgin Mary. It will be really cute.
While Katrine was working on a group project this afternoon, Elspeth had some snowy fun with a friend and began to learn how to sew on the sewing machine. She turned a t-shirt that she had grown out of (a favourite) into a pillow…with a little help from mom. To say she is proud of herself is an understatement. I see more sewing in our future.
Okay, I have stepped back from the hustle and bustle to catch my breath and get you caught up too. What have we been up to since the parade? Well, we saw Moana while Katrine went to Fantastic Beasts with a friend. Elspeth went climbing once with a friend. There was also the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe play as the girls had earned tickets at this year’s library read-a-thon. It was actually quite a good production and we followed it up at a ramen restaurant with friends we hadn’t seen since the summer.
On top of that we have been sick, been busy with the usual holiday events (concerts, rehersals). We have the trees up and the house decorated. We also have a yard full of snow that Elspeth has been fully enjoying. And that is the highlights of December thus far.