When I got home from work, my family had cards and gifts for me. Gabrielle created what she called a "porcupine pack": card, porcupine figurine sculpted by her own hands, a poem & drawing, and a bookmark. She knows I like porcupines. Speaking of which, have you seen these videos?
My husband also made an absolutely delicious cake. The picture does not do it justice. You won't believe the ingredients. For the cake: coconut milk, cocoa powder, cooked quinoa, eggs, coconut palm sugar, and a little bit of milk. The frosting is coconut fat and melted dark chocolate chips. You might be skeptical, and I can understand that. But it was seriously delicious.
Gabrielle turned 11 on November 25th. I think her favorite gift was a set of brush pens. She draws and creates art projects daily.
We had Thanksgiving at our house this year! My husband ROCKED the feast. I peeled and cut up potatoes, rolled a few rolls from the dough my husband prepped, and warmed up corn. That's it. Gabrielle helped roll out the pie crust for the cherry pie. The kids and I tried to watch the Macy's Day parade. When I was a kid, watching the parade was always a highlight. We couldn't do it. There were SO MANY commercials that we gave up.
We went out the day after Thanksgiving to choose, cut down, and lug home a Christmas tree. It's a wide one! As we unwrapped ornaments, we piled the tissue paper next to Sparrow. She was unimpressed.
My school called its first delay AND its first snow day this week. I always hate missing teaching time, but hanging out in my warm house with my family was awfully nice!
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