December Break Ending Already?

Although I talk a good game, offering all sorts of ideas for having fun throughout the week, we’ve been slobs at our house. There’s been pajama wearing past noon, lots of reading Harry Potter, constructing Star Wars Legos, and general slobbing about. Yesterday I took the girls to Barnes & Noble, where they managed to … [Read more…]

Festivities Continue

We spent Christmas morning and early afternoon at our house, then journeyed up to Vermont, where many members of my family and snow awaited us for merry-making. Christmas dinner is traditional with my family, with potato leek soup to start, steak with a sauce that takes 2 days to prepare, and my beloved broccoli-stuffed tomatoes. … [Read more…]

Holiday Links

Today I’m just sharing a bunch of holiday links. Because I’ve got Ewok cloaks to sew. Ready? The TU’s Parent to Parent blog has Tips for a Toddler Christmas. Mamatoga has Ten Chanukah Crafts. Albany Kid’s got a post full of cold, hard facts about Santa’s sleigh. The Bloggess proves that Santa is real.   … [Read more…]

Holiday Countdown!

So. . . are you ready? I’m doing pretty well, actually. I’ve done all of my shopping except for my last pre-holiday grocery shopping, which will be tomorrow. We’re mostly ready except that I have to sew a couple of Ewok cloaks. You heard me. No, I’m not kidding.  Remember that I said that J … [Read more…]

Laurie Berkner Giveaway Winner

  The winner of the Laurie Berkner Band Giveaway has been emailed. Our winner Sara entered on both Capital District Fun (comment #28) and on which absolutely helped, since it was the KOA entry that won the random drawing. As always, thanks to everyone who took the time to comment. I appreciate hearing from … [Read more…]

Concerning Gifts

I was tidying up my room last weekend, and I decided to make a clean sweep and clear away a mound of clutter. And by clutter I mean precious gifts from my beloved daughters. I know, I know: I’m a terrible person. But I’m going to say it, so just go ahead and judge me. … [Read more…]