Wednesday, December 29, 2010

On the Fifth Day of Christmas...

F-i-ii-ive go-o-olden moments...

1.  Sleeping in!  I love early mornings if I can be up by myself, with a cup of coffee and a book or a journal.  It's such a quiet, gentle time.  But in that mysterious way that children who are impossible to wake up on school days are awake before dawn on vacation, our house is active before the coffee is even brewed.  So I may as well sleep in!

2.  Leftover soup!  Even better the second day...

3.  Crafting with friends!  Sarah was hand-quilting a gorgeous queen-sized quilt in blues and reds and browns.  I wish I had taken a picture of her beautiful work.  Julie knitted a little and worked on a few more of the felt birds her family gave as gifts this year.  The pattern is from Purl Soho.  We love the bird on our tree!


4.  A ten-year-old with a room full of toys choosing to read instead!  He's been busy with new Legos and Bakugan the past few days, but today he picked up a new book and hasn't put it down.  My favorite part is when, out of the blue, he starts laughing aloud at something he's read!


5.  Yarn!  But not for me, even though I have gotten a lot more work done on my scarf today (see #3).  This year's "surprise ball" from Nana was once again a Christmas treat.  What a fun way to use up scrap yarn hide little treasures and trinkets for your grandson to discover...


...and to give your grandcats a gift at the same time!  Chloe supervised the unwinding of the surprise ball on Christmas day, and Zach has napped on the pile of yarn every day since!



2 comments:

mississippi artist said...

Sounds like you are having a perfect vacation.These truly sound like golden moments to remember someday.

Cathy said...

I love being able to spend the Twelve Days of Christmas with you!