Here, my odds and ends of the last few days or so...
Isn't this a cool 3D sticker? Miss Bear was "gifted" with a multitude of stickers after having a blood draw done. We have her enrolled in a celiac disease research study, and she is tested every six months to see if she reacts to gluten, among other things. (She is genetically predisposed to the disease.)
Critter having a fun "M" week last week using M&Ms. Who wouldn't have fun? Here, he is sorting M&Ms by color and then figuring out which color he has the most and least of. Orange won out. I sure wish I had snapped a shot of his chocolate mustache. How that child gets food all around his mouth no matter what he eats I will never know!
A little hands-on with Venus (observing how lava flows and reforms back into solid rock). More hands-on with Venus coming in a future post - hopefully sooner rather than later! Unless the baby comes, and then I will gladly wait until later.
Our cat, Sirius, enjoying a gift bag with the visit of Grandma and Grandpa. He is so much fun to have around on Christmas morning.
Miss Bear was so excited to have Grandma and Grandpa visit (my husband's parents), along with a little bundle of gifts. Her favorite? Little Happy Meal toys from the Puss in Boots movie.
More fun for Sirius with tissue paper and feet to attack.
The boys loving their new I Spy Bingo game. The game is nice because it has two levels of difficulty and Critter can easily play on the easier level (alphabetical order and more about finding pictures than knowing letter sounds, which he is still working on).
My grandma's finished shawl that my mom commissioned me to do after gifting her one last Christmas. It is a super easy knit pattern, but I am the slowest knitter in the world! This shawl was made using Lion Brand Homespun Yarn. I love the colors. The picture makes it hard to see but it reminds me of the sea with its blues, greens, and hints of purple and brown.
Keeping a toddler busy is no easy feat, but this kept Miss Bear occupied. At least, for five minutes anyway! A little scribbling on paper with washable markers and then painting the paper with water. (And she now keeps her clothes on but it is nearly always pajamas!)
And finally, our new washer arrived today! What a boring picture, but I am so happy to have a washer again, to not have to ration towels, and to not have to visit the expensive laundromat again!
I hope your week is passing nicely, and eager anticipation fills you all as we wait for the birth of Jesus.