Jack Frost is here to stay! Like a good portion of the US we have been hunkered down all day waiting for this cold snap to pass. Schools will be closed again tomorrow but it looks like we're in for a warm up after that (if you call -5 a warm up). It was so cold last night that this morning when I went to make Julen's bed, I discovered a pillow and his koala bear were both stuck to the wall...with ice!! It's a bit drafty by his bed which is next to a window so I've been lining the side with a bunch of pillows for a more comfortable rest. I guess it was just.that.cold last night and with the combination of the moisture in the air (because I run a humidifier in the boys room all winter) and the cold, a nice layer of ice formed on the wall. I'll save you all the photo of half of poor Koalies fur embedded in the wall...ugh!
The Christmas tree came down today and while I was packing up the ornaments I was reminded by the sweet gifts I received from families of my preschool. How adorable is this handmade birch-bark trunk tree ornament? The delicious teas wrapped so beautifully with an anise star seed. So many handmade cards and baked treats (long gone now). And the adorable terrarium, with it's tiny pink mushroom. The kindness of these sweet gifts from the heart always overwhelm me. So much thoughtfulness. And always appreciated are the gift cards to local coffee shops...the parents must know I really love coffee!
As it is our tradition, the boys gave their teachers beeswax candles that we made. They looked so pretty tied up with a bit of wool, some raffia and a bead. They also gifted their snowflakes and I made them each a cowl.
For all of you in a deep freeze...stay warm!!! Wishes to all for a great week!! xx