The winter storms are here, and with them come quiet days at home. Actually, this week hasn’t been as quiet as it should be due to having sick kids at home. On Wednesday, A. stayed home from school with a fever, Thursday was E.’s turn. To keep the sickies busy, I helped them create these shrinky-dink ornaments for our tree (on the left are mine, already shrunk; on the right are E-boy’s, ready to go in the oven).
I spent some time crocheting a hat and some fingerless mitts out of the leftover yarn from making my slippers. Can you tell which project came last? I think the not-quite-matching look makes them charming…
E. spent some time practicing new hairstyles in front of the mirror. Hubby insisted I take a picture of this one. She said, “I have a garden on my head!” She’s going to be trouble when she gets a little bigger… who am I kidding, she’s already trouble.
And finally, we did a little baking. These gingerbread bears turned out pretty yummy! However, I do recommend removing them from the tray immediately after baking, as the recipe directs. I was busy bundling up a two-year-old in snow clothes, and didn’t get to one of the batches right away, which resulted in a lot of broken cookies. The kids helped me dispose of them, so I can’t say it was such a bad thing.
Here’s hoping you’re staying warm and cozy and happily busy during these cold winter weeks!