Sunday, December 21, 2008

'Periwinkle' a hand-made doll for my niece Emma.
This hand-made Christmas is turning out to be allot harder than I imagined!
Phew! One doll done, three left to make. Wish me luck.

Last night was our Cornerspring Staff Christmas Party. It was lots of fun, the kids made candy houses and as always we exchanged gifts with the Yankee Exchange. I appreciated getting a chance to talk with the other teachers I don't work with on a regular basis. Monique's house was a dream for a big party and the food was wonderful! Sure 'Middle Man' had a crying moment,(typical of most large gatherings he is part of) but for the most part all went well.

I learned upon returning home that my Dad had fallen in the shower and broke some ribs! We are traveling home in a few days, and we will see him but, I wish I could magically transport myself to him just this moment. I feel so badly for him! I would like to give him a big hug. Gently of course. Say a prayer for him.

Today we are all home together, there is a blizzard brewing outside and I am baking cookies. I love days like this, when we don't have anywhere we HAVE to be. And of course I LOVE cookies! Just wondering, what is your favorite Holiday cookie?

Hot Cocoa wishes,
Montessori Mama


plaidshoes said...

Definately almond flavored Spritz cookies. Preferably my mom's recipe!

I also love days where we don't HAVE to be anywhere. Just perfect. I hope your father heals quickly!

Professional Mommy said...

Cute doll. I'd love to hear everything you've made for Christmas. I made a few things for Christmas this year but didn't give myself enough time and would like to do a lot more next year.

By the way, I can't wait until I read your book. I am a peaceful person but have struggled with bringing the concept of peace to my toddler daughter. Of course, she's little but we have very different personalities. She's extremely high spirited and have trouble being still and quiet.

NJ Tracy Jean said...

ooooh- hard toss up for a favorite. Either what we called Mexican wedding cakes -- also heard them call Russian teacakes (those buttery yums rolled in balls or crescents and dipped in powdered sugar) OR speculaas (a traditional Dutch cookie with almonds and spices- the forerunner of windmill cookies OR my easy recipe rum balls. That being said, it wouldn't be Christmas without homemade caramels and toffee. Can you tell I unleash my captive sweettooth this time of year?

village mama said...

Gingerbread my kids decorate. xo

MoziEsmé said...

Beautiful doll!! And you are very brave/ambitious to be making all of them!

erica said...

I love thumbprint jelly cookies, sort of a shortbready cookie with red currant jelly in the middle. I've made a couple of batches already to give away, and I'll make another batch with my mom when she comes next week. It's one of my favorite family traditions!

Sadaf Trimarchi said...

Wishing your dad a speedy recovery!

Very cute doll! I hope they all turn out this nicely. Love making things for Christmas, but I'm getting lazier these days, unfortunately.

favorite cookie - hate to say it, since it's not really Christmasy, but hands down - I'm a chocolate chip kinda gal.


writinggb said...

Ouch -- hope your dad heals up well and fast!

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