Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas crafting et al

I can't believe Christmas is less than a week away! I'm not close to organised yet, but I'm strangely calm.

We've been having a lovely couple of weeks with some essential Christmas crafting:

We made a gingerbread house. Well, we decorated one. I'm lucky it survived to be honest. The boys were somewhat hyped up on all the lollies they kept shoving in their mouths, and didn't really grasp the concept of 'gentle', 'wait your turn', or 'let's make it pretty'...

I'm still decorating the house with christmas bits and pieces and decided to make use of the boys' blackboard, which takes up nearly a whole wall in the kitchen. I drew this for them while they slept one day, and you should have seen their faces when they woke and saw it!

The boys have been obsessed with letters and words recently, and can very easily read the letters out of any words they see. They can also read quite a few sight words, and have started wanting to know how to write. They wanted to know how to spell 'ho ho ho', so after I told them, they started scrawling it over every available surface! My beautiful tree was the first casualty.

And if you can't tell, the below is 'Lachlan', written by Lachlan, all by himself when I wasn't even looking. I turned around, and there it was. What a cutie pie!

It's been super hot here in Brisbane, so there has been a lot of this:

and this:

Kindy is finished for the year, so we whipped up these gifts for the boys' teachers. A little pot, a gardening glove, a packet of forget-me-nots, and a hand-stamped card with handmade chevron kraft paper envelope.

Good kindy photos too:

Our gardenias are out. I love them.

And I bought my Christmas Day dress.


  1. I've got warm fuzzies looking at all of your gorgeous photos. Lovely Christmas ideas and your dress is just fab! My sister lives in Brisbane but is coming home for Christmas with her family, can't wait to see her, she is looking forward to slightly less smouldering temperatures. Merry Christmas! xo

  2. Can I join in Christmas at your house :) Love the chalkboard tree and your boys are such clever cookies with their letters... I smiled at the food platter shot when I noticed a carrot stick letter 'L' on the tablecloth :) Gorgeous dress you've found hun, gorgeous kindy snaps and lovely gardenias (the one shrub I've given up on here after about five attempts to successfully grow one). It's been a nice chilled week here too leading up to Christmas :)

  3. Everything looks so beautiful, festive and chilled in your world! Your chalky tree is all kinds of lovely. Oh and that dress looks DIVINE! And what clever babies you have. Am I gushing?!! WIshing you beautiful days :) x


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