Christmas List 2010

by Cate on December 8, 2010

Stocking Pre-KidsAfter dinner, Nick wanted to do something fun. I wanted to crawl into bed. We settled somewhere in the middle.

I came up with a simple craft idea … making their Christmas 2010 Wish Lists on a decorated stocking. I printed out a stocking template I found online and used that as a guide, cutting out a red stocking for each of them, with green cuffs and toes. In Microsoft Word, I typed up a short little fill-in-the-blank list for them, and it was done.

Taking DictationNick took dictation for Madeline’s list, and then she did her coloring. Can you tell? Nick wrote his own out, of course, and then went to town on extra decorating.

Maddie's List


Finishing Touches

And Done


Nick's listI have no idea what he means by “gameboard.”  Anyone?  I refuse to buy Bakugan, since the ones he has are scattered all over the house and mighty painful when you step on them in the middle of the night.

Previous years’ Christmas Lists: 2009, 2008 and 2006. I haven’t been able to find the post for 2007 yet – need to do a page-by-page search in December apparently.

looking for his sweater - any leads?While we’re on the subject of Christmas wish lists … You guys have been a tremendous help in the past when I’ve been trying to track something down, so now it’s your turn again. I know you can do it. I have faith. A friend is trying to track down this grey sweater that Harry Potter is wearing above as a Christmas present for her husband, and she is very specific in wanting to get as close to the looseness of the fit and the thickness of the cable weave as possible. She’s checked all the usual suspects but has turned up empty. Suggestions?

Project 365
December 8, 2010, Photo #257-260

'Tis the SeasonYou know the holiday season is here when the snowman and Santa mugs make it out of the basement.

LunchLunch. Whole grain bagel, Havarti cheese, roast beef, horseradish. Slight cheat with the cheese and meat, but couldn’t resist.

Playing with DinnerApparently if one arranges one’s food in the shape of a smiley face, it makes it more appetizing. Or that was Nick’s theory anyway. After he finished putting fingerprint smudges all over my camera lens, he did manage to eat the chicken and fruit. ‘Twas a Good Mom Day.

Strawberries and Ketchup - EwAnd the other little? She fancies putting her strawberries in ketchup before she eats them. Say it with me now … ick.

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Casey December 8, 2010 at 9:46 pm

Nick is such a good big brother. Love that he helped.

That sandwich looks fab. Sandwiches are my all time favorite food.


claire December 9, 2010 at 1:58 am

Such fun! I love how Nicholas is such a GREAT big brother. Wish Christmas lists were that simple now. My brother still hasn’t told me any ideas for him and my dad is just as hard. They may be getting things they don’t really want!


Joanne December 9, 2010 at 7:18 am

You’re always so good at finding creative things for them to do! Nick is so sweet….love how he’s always looking out for Maddie.

I totally cringed at the strawberry in ketchup thing. I can’t even smell ketchup without gagging.


Kate December 9, 2010 at 10:26 am

Here it is, the Harry sweater, from Marks & Spencer online:


The Sister In-Law December 13, 2010 at 7:40 am

Saw the sweater at the Bass store in Tannersville, PA.



Ramona December 13, 2010 at 6:52 pm

yuck, strawberries in ketchup


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