Friday, 20 December 2013

Making Memories

I can't believe it's Friday again already. This week has just flown by. I've been busy making gifts and helping my children make gifts. I've used this time of year to give my boys a working knowledge of the sewing machine. Their favourite gifts to make through the years are the ones where they get their hands on the "machine". ☺

I'm really excited about what I'm making for my youngest daughter. She loves her baby dolls and generally takes one with her when we go out. I've made her a doll-sized mai tei carrier. I love mine so I made a simplified version for my daughter without all the complicated ties. I'm also in the process of making a matching diaper bag.

I've made pajamas for my five-year-old son which I know he'll love and _______ for my husband. Can't tell you yet because he reads my posts. ~wink~

My son was hired for his first paper route. His first delivery is Tuesday and he's fairly stoked. It's exciting to watch your children grow up. I sometimes miss the baby he was but mostly I'm loving watching him develop into a great person. He had called the office about seven times so when this route became available they knew who wanted it. Diligence pays off. 

We've also been taking more time this month to do things together as a family. Tonight we watched about an hour of home videos. Most were only clips of half a minute or so. A few were longer. But they were all fun and we had some good laughs. One night we wrote a story where we each wrote a few sentences without knowing what anyone else had written. The result was predictably hilarious. It's funny how each person's personality came out in the few sentences that they wrote.

This is such a busy time of year for everyone. I hope everyone is having time to enjoy their family.


  1. More family time and the self discipline to encourage it is at the top of my 2014 resolution list :)

  2. Family time is so precious - I love watching home movies! Great to see how much everyone has changed :) Merry Christmas!!

    1. It was so much fun. Especially listening to how much my teenage son's voice has changed. It's so deep now that even listening to it from two years ago he almost sounded like a baby. :) We had a lot of laughs.