Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas!

What a busy and exciting time of year!


Thomas was only a couple of months old last Christmas, and didn't have a clue what was going on, but this year he is really getting into the Christmas spirit. He loves the decorations, the tree, and even the Christmas carols.

We are heading off for Christmas with family at the coast, and I know Thomas will love seeing all his relatives and being generally spoilt for a few days.

As always, I had great intentions to make lots of handmade gifts, but time got away from me, and apart from the secret blurb books all I managed to do was to make some homemade peach and apricot jam with cointreau - an adaption of Maggie Beer's lovely recipe from the Cook and the Chef - my first jam making experience, and pretty fun except when it took forever to reach setting point. Next time I'm going to buy pectin rather than just adding lemon peel.

It was a nice way to recycle some of those baby food jars (yes I confess we do sometimes rely on them!)

I think they look better with their little party hats on.

Well, that's it from me - better go wrap some presents- wishing everyone a very lovely Christmas break and a safe and happy new year.


mames said...

homemade jam, sounds delicious. have a happy holiday. i cannot beleive how cut thomas looks with the reindeer hat...give him a kiss from us. oh, thank you for the suggestion to make a blurb book, i definitely will look into it for their first birthday.

Cascade Lily said...

Thomas is adorable! Hope you enjoyed the coast. That jam looks yummo too!

Kate said...

Gorgeous pictures of Thomas and that jam looks and sounds divine.
Hope you have a great 2008!