Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Post

It's Monday. We went to the city on Friday to try and accomplish ALL of our Christmas shopping. We got most of it done, but there are still 2-3 people left. We always have this unrealistic idea of how long it'll take us in each store (this is partially due to the fact that we think we're a decisive, cooperative couple. we are not.) and when we looked at our list we thought we'd be finished by early afternoon. Well, we forgot that there would be other people shopping at the same time and other people driving around too. Those things cut into your time and make you less productive. By 5pm we decided to call it quits.

I'm trying really hard not to get all excited for Christmas too early this year since I know it would be too easy to get Mya excited too and right now, she's 3 and it's October. That just isn't fair. I'm sure that for her Christmas already seems sooo far away without listening to Christmas music or talking about where we're getting our tree from. But the shopping? That just has to be done early because it's the only way to avoid the crowds! It's getting worse and worse every year.

Anyways, that was just my Monday rant. Wanna see what early morning playtime looks like?

And now do you want to see what beet hands look like?

More specifically, what your hands look like after peeling and chopping beets for puree (which he liked by the way!)

This is what a handmade bonnet looks like when you a) have no idea what you're doing, b) don't own a sewing machine, and c) are starting not to care what it looks like.

Those are bobby pins holding the material in place until I was able to glue the fabric to the "brim" aka Cheerios box.

And last but not least, this is what early morning playtime looks like in black and white.

See you tomorrow!