We had a lovely Christmas. Lizzie, Justin, and Arane were here for ten days! We spent a lot of time quietly staying home, but with an eighteen-month-old on the premises, the days were anything but slow-paced. It was delightful to once again see Christmas through the eyes of a small child and be reminded of the wonder.
A few days the temperature approached 50, so we managed some good outside time.
|The big girl in this picture is pretty too!|
|She preferred the sink to be out instead of in. It got in the way of dropping things down the hole.|
Arane and her "papa", happy as two clams . . .
A day or two after Christmas, Arane discovered my pantry and spent long periods there playing with plastic spoons, cups, ice cream buckets, and canning rings. (She was supervised the whole time so she wouldn't accidentally get into something she shouldn't.) She made a shambles of the organization, but she had a great time! And really, when all was said and done, it only took a few minutes to get things back in order.
|What we didn't know when this picture was taken was that baby #2 was on the way! Hurray!|