Nee-naw! Nee-naw!

During the last few weeks, pretending to be firefighters has been one of the monsters’ favorite games – so Santa got inspired and brought them hats. I know it has been a little while already since Christmas, but taking pictures of running firefighters is not an easy task and I haven’t been successful until this morning.

Anyway… I had taken Timo’s dimensions to make the pattern for the smaller hat, then figured I’d just make everything a bit bigger for Yannick’s. Well… “a bit” turned out enough to make the second hat fit comfortably on my own head… So I had to make a third one. 😛

The hats also came with a water hose but unfortunately non of the water spraying action shots turned out (the same is true for our foldable play mat that recently started to double as fire truck), so here it is by itself.

But luckily, my little firefighters kept their hats on for some other very serious business after all the fires were extinguished, and I finally got my chance for some nice pictures to share. 🙂

A flying squirrel

During our play date this morning, we finally delivered a late Christmas gift, a tiny flying squirrel for sweet little Juliette. And I think she likes it, yey! 🙂

It was one of the few times where I went for an almost identical copy of one of my Pinterest discoveries, but I just liked the little guy so much that I didn’t see a need for any changes… Isn’t he a cutie?! I may have to make a few more of them because they were also very popular with my own monsters. Good thing, it was such a quick and simple project! 😉

Stockings

Stockings are one of the North American Christmas traditions that I’ve always liked a lot. And this year, we finally have our own! As we don’t have a tree this year (except for a miniature one in a little pot), nor a lot of other decorations, it also finally makes the house feel a lot more festive now that Christmas is just around the corner.

Since I’m not always a fan of the traditional combination of red and green for Christmas decorations, I went for a selection of black, white and red fabrics. And Yannick immediately chose the red print with the little houses to be his.

After I had finally finished the last one of them two days ago (yup, I’m always last-minute with my projects these days…) we hung them up yesterday in the afternoon and and last night we enjoyed this year’s first fire in our fire place. It was such a nice, peaceful moment! Even the monsters were so relaxed and quiet and didn’t try to attack it even once! But I guess the best times are often the unplanned ones! 🙂 Merry Christmas, everyone!