Archive for December, 2008

Christmas and Beyond ~ 2008

Posted in Uncategorized on December 31, 2008 by Hitty Jean






It was a busy whirlwind of gift-giving, food, family visiting, board games and special outings.
Now, to settle in for Winter…


♥ Happy Birthday, Dear Pawbee ♥

Posted in Uncategorized on December 26, 2008 by Hitty Jean

♥ Happy Birthday to You ♥


In Noisy Village…

Posted in Uncategorized on December 24, 2008 by Hitty Jean

Hitty Veronica spent a large part of the morning playing in what Dassa dubbed "Noisy Village." 


It really does bear a striking resemblance:


When we last checked, Santa was delivering to Sweden! 

Sneaking About

Posted in Uncategorized on December 22, 2008 by Hitty Jean

I'm not very good at it.  Fortunately for me, there was school today despite the last few days of snow:


So Dassa -the child I must be sneakiest for- is at Kindergarten, blissfully unaware of the sneaking I am trying to do, and surprises aren't being spoiled: 


::: Merry Christmas to All :::

The Last Sunday

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2008 by Hitty Jean

Today…the last Sunday in Advent.  We have been lighting our candles each evening at dinner.  We have a poem that the girls recite:

*The first light of Advent,
It is the light of stones.
The light that lives in crystals,
Seashells and bones.*


*The second light of Advent,
It is the light of plants.
Plants reach up to the sun,
And in the breezes dance.*


*The third light of Advent,
It is the light of beasts.
Animal, insect, bird or fish,
Furry, scaled or fleeced.*


*The fourth light of Advent,
It is the light of Man.
The light of love, the light of thought,
To give and understand.*


After our 3 o'clock late lunch (early dinner?) Dassa scurried outside to be with Dan.  She had a proposition for him:

Snowman Time!! 

The snow is still falling…and falling.  Santa's workshop is essentially shut down.  If there's a snow day tomorrow, Santa may have to declare an emergency!
In the meantime, I'm pottering about, doing what I can on the sly:


♥ I am so very blessed ♥

Snow Day

Posted in Uncategorized on December 20, 2008 by Hitty Jean

It just keeps coming….


I've enjoyed watching the birds at the feeder today as the snow falls and falls.  There was to be a lull, but that isn't happening.  And another storm is due tonight. 
While I watch the birds and the snow, Tater has been working on her homework.  Pit~Pat has been resting her tired, cold-catching self.  Jax loves a sleeping human.  He's always right there:


Dassa must be feeling better…she braved the cold and snow for a good, long while:


And some good news!  A big wood delivery is scheduled for this evening.
Better late than never!!!


Posted in Uncategorized on December 19, 2008 by Hitty Jean

Dassa decided that this was a good week for a sinus infection.  Poor baby.  Needless to say, Santa's Workshop had to shut down for the last two days, and with a snowstorm about to hit (up to a foot of snow!  Whee!) it looks like Santa isn't going to be finding any time to hide and sew.  Alas.  Dan's hat looks great though.  I'm hoping to finish today.  It was supposed to be a surprise, and it was until this:

Dan: Guess I'll be firing up the snowblower tomorrow.
Me: Too bad I never got around to knitting you a nice hat…
Dassa: (highly accusatory tone) Mommy!  You just told Daddy about his present!!

We went to the farm today to register Pitter for a class.  Imagine the excitement when we discovered that the bunnies now roam free in the greatest bunny pens ever.  Pit~Pat became even more excited after she fell in love with a gray bunny.  "And Mom!!  The price of the bunnies is $15 instead of $25!"  Ummmmm……So?  Are these girls kidding me?  Didn't we just get over waaaaay too much Hamster Excitement?  I can relate, though.  I fell in love with every animal I saw when I was little, and I always had to have it.

Upon returning home, Dassa began a persuasive argument à l'artiste.  Each drawing she presented me with was cute as can be.
First, she drew the bunnies they each wanted.  Pit~Pat wants gray, Dassa wants white.  Apparently, no one wants the sweet spotted one:


Then came the fact-finding.  She drilled Pit~Pat with several *Rabbit Care* questions.
"Will you clean up the bunny's poops?"


"Will you love the bunny?"


"Will you feed the bunny?"


And most importantly, "Will you be careful not to step on the bunny's tail?"


Pit~Pat answered each question correctly, so this obviously means we will be heading right on over to the farm to claim our new pets.  Right?!

As tempting as it may be, I have to get back to Christmas preparations.  Sorry girls, they don't involve bunnies.  Not this year.  ♥