Decorating for the Holidays

Dear Sis,

We are moving in about six weeks, so I couldn’t go crazy this holiday season, but I was feeling antsy about doing something. The baby is a big motivator for celebrating at every opportunity!

Our first three winters, as a family, passed without the fuss of decorating, so this is our first family Christmas tree. Drum roll please! Are you ready for this?! Don’t get overwhelmed.

I almost bought a 7′ pre-lit pencil tree for $40.00. Despite the bargain, I walked away hearing my husband’s grumbles in my head about another thing to move:)

Equal representation on the Daddy and Mommy side of things. We didn’t bother with either holiday last year, but this year Mr. Baby will celebrate all month long:)

I threw this together this morning while we were talking on the phone. It turned out stunning! We can use it again next year… at the new house:)

Love,

b

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Miss Julie’s Birthday Visit

Dear Sis,

Miss Julie, our landlady, visited the day after Mr. Baby’s birthday. She happened to arrive as we were getting the mail and she took some pictures. I was pleasantly surprised when I got her email today and saw pictures that have me in them and I don’t scare myself in some way:)

Miss Julie gave Mr. Baby a very lovely storybook. It has big boy pages, so we read it before bed and then put it in the big boy box, so it won’t get torn.

Love,

b

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Mom’s Applesauce Pancakes

Dear Sis,

I posted mom’s recipe years ago on The Lost Month post, but I didn’t put a picture or a recipe card, so I’m fixing that now:)

This recipe is very much baby approved!!! …just as it was one of our favorites growing up.

Mom's Applesauce Pancakes
Yields 12
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Ingredients
  1. 1 c milk
  2. 1/2 c applesauce
  3. 1 egg
  4. 2 t oil
  5. 1/4 t salt
  6. 2 t baking powder
  7. 1 c flour
Instructions
  1. Whisk together wet ingredients.
  2. Beat in dry ingredients.
  3. Panfry in butter or ghee.
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Love,

b

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Visiting & Packing

Dear Auntygoof,

Today we visited Mr. David. Mama decided to put the music up, so I wouldn’t touch it. I pulled out the chair and climbed onto the table to watch it, but I was good. I didn’t touch it:)

Later, the boxes Daddy ordered for Mama came and we started packing. Mama is super excited about the new house! She says I’m going to like seeing all my family more often:)

Drooly Kisses,

Mr. Baby

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Peanut Brittle & The Park

Dear Auntygoof,

Today I watched Mama make Peanut Brittle.

Boiling candy is fascinating. When it first starts to boil, it looks like it might boil out of the pot! Then it calms down a bit, into white foamy bubbles like these:

Then the foam goes away, but the bubbling continues, until Mama says it is time to put in the peanuts.

After the candy making, Mama and I walked to the park. I tried the rocking horse for the first time!

Drooly Kisses,

Mr. Baby

 

 

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Holiday Cards 2017

Dear Sis,

After weeks of work, the holiday cards are finally complete! 

The design came to me backwards this year. I made the inside of the cards first.

I used vellum to create a frosty look:) Next, the snowflakes had to glued onto the vellum and the rhinestones stickers placed. Then, the vellum was glued to the inside of the cards with a dab of glue behind the snowflake. 

After making 165 relatively identical snowmen, I am board of snowmen! 

I’m happy with this year’s cards. It takes much longer to do a big project with a baby around:)

Love,

b

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