Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cookie Time

Tis' the season for some holiday goodies. These are NOT healthy. Butter, sugar and white flour. I put together little packages for our wonderful teachers and neighbours. I signed them "to health, happiness and peace in 2013", which is what I hope for all in this upcoming year. I also think it is really nice to get homemade gifts, so every year I try to include some of these gifts.
the most amazing biscotti! and super easy to make. 
lemon shortbread
chocolate chip shortbread

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tea for Two.

I have been thinking about Newtown a lot over the last few days. The pictures and names of these beautiful souls and the devestation of so many families. My heart goes out to all of them. Today was our  "strike" day. It came at a good time, a much needed day off allowing us to all have some quiet play. Aidan had his best bud over for a little date. They drank peppermint tea, ate latkes and talked star wars. It is what kids should be doing. I hope you all get to have a peaceful day with your little one, keeping them just a bit closer for today.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Baby in a Basket

we've had this basket forever and somewhere along the way each one of them has found their way into it. i came across these photos of all 3 kids. do you see the resemblance??

Sunday, December 9, 2012

O' Chanukah O' Chanukah

The kids have been singing this song for days!!

Oh Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah
Come light the menorah
Let's have a party
We'll all dance the hora
Gather 'round the table
We'll give you a treat
Sivivon to play with and latkes to eat

     And while we are playing
     The candles are burning low
     One for each night, they shed a sweet light
     to remind us of days long ago
     One for each night, they shed a sweet light
     to remind us of days long ago.
 the dreidel game and they're off!
nes gadol hayah sham (translated: a big miracle happened there)
hoarding her loot
1st night 
(my dad made this menorah when i was in grade 4- our school had a contest for the best homemade menorah, i got my dad the carpenter on the job. we won.)
fried latkes. yum yum.
his first Chanukah. happy in a basket.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Simple Things.

 Simple things. Homemade baby food while the kids keep themselves busy with a box. Life can be so simple.