Saturday, December 25, 2010

Happy Holidays!

It's Christmas Day and we are in Massachusetts. Melody has been having a wonderful holiday visiting all of our families. Everyone is spoiling her and she knows it. It has been 1 year since we have come back to visit and everyone is delighted to see that Melody has become a very charming and social little girl.

The following pictures are from a few weeks ago. My sister invited us over for a day of tree trimming, watching Christmas movies, gingerbread house decorating, and dinner.
Tiny Snowman
I had recently knit up this Tiny Snowman and threaded yarn through the top to use it as an ornament. I used worsted weight yarn and size US 4 needles, so the snowman is bigger. It's fast knit and oh so cute! The pattern is available from Mochimochi Land, but I got the pattern from the first issue of the CraftSanity Magazine. It's a really neat magazine with lots of projects ranging from knitting and crochet to sewing, weaving, paper craft and embroidery.
Tree Trimming
Melody has never decorated a Christmas Tree before, yet she knew exactly what to do. At the last minute, my sister realized they didn't have any lights for the tree and she ran out to the store to get some. Melody couldn't wait and dug into the box of ornaments and got to work. We had a fun time watching her.
Tree Trimming
As you can see, the tree is kinda bottom heavy with ornaments due to her height. But we quickly fixed all that after the lights were strung. She really enjoyed decorating the tree.
Decorating Gingerbread House
After dinner, we pulled out the gingerbread house. She was delighted and again, needed no help on figuring out what to do. She waited patiently for us to spread the icing on the roof and then went to town with the decorating.
Decorating Gingerbread House
She was so focused on decorating. I think she could have done that for hours. She really is starting to show a great love for arts and crafts. That's my girl!
Decorating Gingerbread House
Decorating Gingerbread House
The completed gingerbread house. Melody's first masterpiece. I can't wait for next year.

I hope all of you are enjoying the holidays with family or friends. Happy Holidays, everyone!

17 comments:

kim said...

Love the gingerbread house! Merry Christmas!

hetty said...

Children and quick learners. Melody looks so intense and focussed. She is such a darling. Enjoy your festive days. Merry Christmas to you and all of your family. The ginger bread house looks amazing!

littlebirdbigcity said...

Melody looks so cute decorating that house so intently! You know she's going to take right after mom and be a brilliant crafter. Merry Christmas!!

Allegra said...

Merry Christmas!

Erin Joy said...

Merry Christmas to everyone! She's going to give ol' Martha a run for her money some day! Just look at that intense face!

Natalie said...

Sweet, sweet Christmas joys!
Merry Christmas

Sayschnicklefritz said...

That gingerbread house is the bomb!

Merry Christmas!

CelticCastOn said...

Such concentration on that face!! She'll be a serious crafter in no time!
Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Jennie said...

Merry Christmas to you & your family!

Miss Julep said...

Adorable photos as usual! Looks like you all had a wonderful holiday!!

ivete said...

That picture of the tree with all the ornaments at her height is just precious! Love the snowman too, very cute!

rhymeswithspoon said...

Happy Holidays! I can already see that Melody has a good eye for color and design. The gingerbread house looks fantastic!

piccinoluna said...

Happy Holidays : ) The gingerbread house is just adorable, I love the decorations!

Yarny Days said...

How cute! She is a master ginger-bread house-maker.

Sam said...

What a wonderful time, and I giggled at the tree :) The houseis gorgeous... she does good work ;o)

Vicki Knitorious said...

Ha! She was MUCH more into decorating her gingerbread house than my nephews were in decorating theirs. I love that rooftop!!

Anonymous said...

Great job Melody - you are a pro! Lisa L.