Sunday, December 26, 2010

Buon Natale!!!! Christ the Lord is born!

The tree, the panettone, the waldorf dolls, most importantly the bambino divino!!!

We have had a lovely Christmas so far. The baby Jesus is here at last and the feasting has begun. With no less than nine kinds of cheese in the fridge, a new case of wine and the girls blissfully happy with their new dollhouse and furnishings from their grandmothers we will hopefully live out the last days of 2010 to their fullest.

Of course, today was full of bundling everyone out the door for the second mass of the weekend into the bitter cold followed by the usual crash from the sugar high of yesterday but all things considered everybody got to bed by eight. (even my husband) I am so full of baklava and chocolate that I for the first time in three days went to go make some nourishing nettle tea and soak some oats for a breakfast porridge. I am needing my health comfort foods already. There is something to a hot breakfast that is so needed at this time of year. I was on this smoothie kick the past two weeks and they are absolutely energizing and so nourishing but I have to down a glass of hot tea immediately afterward or I lost my core heat.

Hmmm footsteps, look like I spoke too soon. . . . .

Julia is down for food. So typical.

Oh m goodness she is a fickle thing. Here is a sample of our conversation this morning in bed. (they are almost all like this)

Julia: Mama I want some pants.

Me: Oh, Pants?

Julia: Yeah I want pants.

Me: Oh, okay there are your little red pants. They are over there, on the floor of your bedroom.

Julia: No I don't want pants.

Me: (puzzled) But you just said you wanted pants. You don't have to wear those. There are others here in the drawer.

Julia: (with emphasis) No, I DON'T want pants

Me: You don't want pants now?

Julia : Yeah no pants. (walks away shaking her head)

I just don't get it, do I. . . . . .

Okay I am off to do bed duty round two. How could I think it could be this easy the day after Christmas. I just don't get it do I?


Sherry O'D said...

Merry Christmas Hatkes! What's in your smoothies?

Hummingbirder said...

Thanks for sharing those precious photos and reflections. The dolls are beautiful (along with you and your family!)

Laura said...

Merry Christmas! Oh, and I didn't mean to sound all preachy 'bout the eggs in the last post. I just read that book and it blew my mind. Anyone into food will love it. You internalize it and then you don't really need recipes in the same sense again.

Merry Christmas!

Anna said...

No worries and thanks for still reading!!!! Merry Christmas!

Flying Squirrel said...

I LOVE these dolls! You did such a good job!

I happened on your blog earlier this year when I was googling something, and it turns out we're one degree away from friendship: you're good friends with my good friend Maggie Perry!

I loved reading through your blog. We have so much in common, it's quite startling!