It's a veritable Winter Holiday Extravaganza! Yes, Winter Solstice was on the 21, I just didn't add it in the title because it already happened. The gifts are all found from their various hiding places, wrapped, and waiting where they need to be under the tree or in a stocking. I already warned the boys that their most wanted items (football helmets, pads, and jerseys of their first or second favorite NFL teams) would be arriving after Christmas. They are fine with that...so far.
Tonight we went to Mel and Angela's house and made some cookies. I'd like to apologize in advance for the jaundiced appearance of the children. I'm still playing with the camera settings and the other two pictures were better in that regard, but Bowen is an absolute blur in one, and Chicky is almost invisible in the other. Oh, the joy of taking pictures of jumping beans.
The beginning of Morgan's orange (out of Cascade superwash) tube socks. The pattern is from the Melanie Falick book Kids Knitting. I'm hoping Bowen will be inspired to make his own. He knows how to purl now and he's looking for something a little more interesting than straight knitting in the round.
Here is the quote of the day in Cosmo Doogood's Urban Almanac:
We are here on earth to do good to others. What others are here for, I don't know.
Enjoy your holiday of choice to its fullest potential. And remember, the unifying theme to all of them is the return of the light; the shortest day of the year is past and longer days are coming. Time to start looking through the seed catalogs!