Monday, January 7, 2008

Winter Break Traditions

OK, even though it's not winter break any more...I'm going to tell you about a tradition that we have.

Over break at our house, with 3 daughters, the 2 week stretch of free time, when you navigate around holiday activities -- baking & shopping & other preparations before, Christmas, then New Year's -- there is one thing that is always, ALWAYS a part of winter break.


Each girl typically has a sleepover, with a couple friends, or for the little kid one friend.

For S. it was nice, yet tiring, and since they were truly just enjoying each others' company and totally oblivious to anything else (or anyone else) -- loud.

That afternoon, oh the smells of cupcakes baked for the party (so they could decorate them later). Such a homey, sweet baked smell.
They did have a blast, and I may have grumbled, but after a few nights of good sleep, all was good again.