sunday morning we stood around the stove turning cottage cheese pancakes. cc's pa made strong coffees. cc hummed the 'abc' song and stomped his bare feet 'til it was time to sit down and toast the start of advent with the first breakfast of december.
the afternoon was spent making toasts too - marking hannukah with cc's little friend zev and his lovely folks. their table was filled with traditional fried foods and nova scotian wines. brown parcels holding tiny toy animals were passed out to the little ones. games were played. then these two boys clambered into zev's toy box for a round of tickles and happy hannukah squeals. cc was in heaven.