Wow things have been pretty hectic around here the last little while. It took me a while to be able to even remember what we did this past week! We have our house on the market and have an offer accepted on another house so it's all systems go around here.
We have been able to make time for our Christmas activities thankfully although they have to be carefully tidied up and put away as soon as we're finished : )
"make Christmas cards"
I saw this super cute idea on Chasing Cheerios last year and wanted to use it for our Christmas cards this year. I painted L's hand and the little trooper did about 25 of these!!
"Look on the stool in the bathroom"
Cute puzzle from the dollar store(Mommy needed a break!)
"Look on doll's bed"
Making Christmas tree ice cubes for our drinks at dinner.
"make Christmas presents"
This is another idea I saw last year on Chasing Cheerios. She made these pipe cleaner snowflakes and soaked them in a borax and water solution over night forming beautiful crystals. I didn't want to use borax so I found another site on the Internet saying to use Epsom salts instead. I made the snowflakes(L was more interested in making letters and spelling peoples names out of the pipe cleaners)and put them in the Epsom salt solution over night but sadly I had no luck. Has anyone else tried this with a non-toxic substance with positive results?
"make a candle holder"
We actually prepared this while it was still snowy. L collected some greenery from outside and then arranged them in the bunt pan.
She then covered them with water and we put it in the freezer and we forgot about it until day 10.
We ran the bunt pan under some warm water until the ice came out and then put it outside with a candle in the middle. It turned out so beautifully and the picture really doesn't do it justice. If it was colder here I would love do have one for each day of our advent calendar. I saw this idea somewhere on the Internet last year and have seen different ones popping up all over the blogshpere this year. They are gorgeous.
"See the Christmas lights and make pizza with E and S"
On Saturday night we had friends over and Daddy made his special pizza. We all braved the rain and cold to see the "magical woods" in our town all lit up like a fairy wonderland. Santa was even there! A very special night for everyone.
On this day L actually had cute little Christmas tree hair ties in her calendar pocket but these were to wear on our trip to the mainland to see Grandpa. We also went to see the gingerbread house competition which was amazing. This little gnome wonderland won first place. It was unbelievable!
Phew we made it through another week!