Wednesday, December 09, 2009

All is calm...



We're enjoying our first snow day of the winter today. Three of my kids didn't sleep in, but it's still nice to be in jammies and take in an extra leisure morning. If you do have to be out and about- even as the holiday season progresses- one of my tips for you is to grab a "Perfect Oatmeal" from Starbuck's if you're needing a quick pick-me-up. Skip the fast food burger and instead fill up on this tasty, warm meal. I like mine with all the toppings~ brown sugar, dried fruit and mixed nuts~ but I only use half of each packet. The other half I eat on my next bowl of oatmeal I make at home. As a self-proclaimed cereal fanatic, you now know my top favorite food. Which surprisingly doesn't include whipped cream. =)
The little pink tree is one I put up in Ava's room and it was a surprise for her when she came home from school one day last week. I had to move a pile of stuffed animals to make room for the mini tree and decided that I'd just use them as decorations on it instead of pulling out a whole bunch of ornaments. She was SO happy with it. She kept saying, "You made my wish come true; I love my pink tree!" It was a very simple thing to do, but clearly was one that enhanced her merriment this season. I love when that happens. Sometimes it's the little things that make the season brighter. I have had to threaten to take it down a couple of times already, but for now it's still up and she remains on "the nice list". =) Bella has a silver mini tree in her room and is just as pleased with her tree as Ava. Wyndham has a mini dvd player in her's and is happy to be able to watch Barney's Christmas movie whenever she wants to.
Now... back to some cardmaking and more coffee for this calm morning!

8 comments:

Lauren Kelly said...

The tree is just precious and it's all about the simple things and I love how you never cease to remind me of that!! :)

harmonysong said...

Sounds like a lovely day! love the tree!

Briana said...

Adorable! Can I ask where you got the little Hello Kitty? My daughter (age 22 months) is completely obsessed with Hello Kitty and I think Santa would like to know where he could find one for her stocking! ;)

MelanieL said...

I need to try the oatmeal from Starbucks...Looks yummy! Very festive tree, like it alot!

Marie said...

Tell Ava that I have a tree decorated with all of my Beanie Babies and my mini bear collection. I love this tree it makes me smile.I put red bows with each animal and I have even left it up until July 4th one year. Love the tree!

Heather from TX said...

Bless your heart! That tree is a stunner & so is Ava's smile. You've inspired me to do something special & unexpected for my little ones today. Thank YOU & God Bless!

Emily Anne said...

Oh cute... I remember when I was really into Hello Kitty. :)
Sweet blog.

Lisar said...

Love the pink tree and also your idea for decorating it with the toys...it is so girly....and love your Christmas cards too...