if i have another daughter i think i’ll name her clementine. i think i love them, in part, because of the cute name. we should have a standing order for them at the store considering how fast we go through them.
seed candles “winter spice” is how i want my entire house to smell this season. they’re strong little candles, too. a good thing when you forget to take out the trash after dumping a batch of pesto made with rancid pine nuts (only discovered after eating it…blech).
since the boys are in love with all things christmas right now, i thought i could con them into watching white christmas by just mentioning the title of it to them, putting a strong and loud emphasis on the word “christmas” when i talked about it. it worked. and get this – they loved it. like sat through the whole movie loved it. the next morning i found them sitting on the couch with the dvd case pointing to betty and saying she wasn’t a nice lady. ha! i tried to tell them that she just didn’t have the full story.
the christmas shopping for omar and the kiddos is complete. omar and i are trying to keep our gifts to each other to a minimum over the next couple of years in order to build up the trip fund, so this year we gifted each other a knife. i can now tell you about the wonders of a santoku. the boys have already stumbled upon their gifts (because i did a lame job at hiding them in the back of the van…) but haven’t put two-and-two together yet. lenna is getting a book, and while that made me feel a bit guilty at first, i’m ok with it now. she’s more interested in cords and crumbs on the floor right now than any toy we toss her way.