Thursday, December 16, 2010
yesterday i woke up to the most beautiful winter sky. the sun was just coming up and the sky was glowing pink, everything appeared so still and cold, and indeed it was, the thermometer read -10! these last few days have seen a lot of indoor activity, mostly of the Christmas kind.
everyday this week amelia has been asking, "mama are you going to paint?" she has been enjoying her watercolors and has figured out how to use them and not make the colors all muddy.
it always amazes me at how much they are always watching and learning from us. i guess i put my paint brush in my mouth sometimes, especially if i'm doing a collage, because amelia will put her brush in her mouth when she is painting and then say, "you do like this mommy?" and i say "yes honey, i do like that!"
i made the most wonderfully delicious peppermint bark yesterday, which the recipe came from Amanda Blake Soule of Soule Mama. it's three layers of chocolate with crushed peppermint in between. i started with just one batch in the morning and it turned out so beautiful and yummy that i went back to the store for more chocolate and did two more batches in the afternoon. this stuff is soo good, it just melts in your mouth and is going to make fabulous gifts for neighbors and friends. my family has already eaten up all the little nibblets and are hoping for more. it just looks so pretty in their little jars!
i finally got my Christmas cards out today! yeah! in between all this Christmas activity i've still been able to sneak a little painting time in here and there. hopefully i'll be able to finish this one tomorrow.