Baby F in his wool balaclava. I snapped this quick to share with a friend but then I decided I had to share it here, too. I adore his chubby cheeks and big eyes in it. Photos from a St. Nicholas party (hosted by our homeschooling group at church) on the eve of his feast day. My children and I had a blast helping out. We had our first snowfall of the year. Not a lot of snow but just enough for my children to spend all day in it. C (AKA mini me) spent most of her time following different animal tracks. She told me she tracked a rabbit, a cat, a magpie and a coyote. I wish I could have gone out with her but I was inside keeping the cutest little baby, miserable with a cold, nice and warm. But just so you don't think he missed out on all the fun - the children brought him in a cup of snow, just like they did for Little L when he was a baby. Baby F was perplexed by the cold white stuff that melted in his hands but once he took a little nibble, he was full of giggles of delight. I tried to capture this year's Christmas card photo while the snow was fresh and sparkly. This pretty much sums up how it went: And lastly, our Advent wreath is an actual wreath now instead of just a brass ring.
Now off for more Saint Lucia prep! Peace be with you!