Sorry, I've been forgetting to update on our advent calendar fun. I will do that tomorrow. In the meantime, here are Cora and Calvin's main presents. I plan to do a treasure hunt for them on Christmas day.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Here's today's effort, a giant sugar cookie. It's actually yesterday's activity but we were out all day. Today's is glitter snowflakes, so the glitter is ready and waiting! Kitchen is a mess but I'm taking a break. When the dishwasher is finished I will clean the kitchen then we can do the snowflakes. :-)
Monday, December 5, 2011
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Day 4: Go for a winter walk. Well, that's perfect, since it's snowing today. Later this afternoon we'll be talking a winter walk up to the village square, where there is community Carol singing and turning on of the Christmas lights. I'm sure the kids will really enjoy that!
A day of shopping tired out miss Maia.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Today Cora was at a friend's house so Calvin, Maia and I went to the Happy Plant garden centre. They have a fantastic Christmas display, part of which is pictured here. Santa sometimes "tells stories" too which the kids love. They also have a darkened room with all the different lights and things. We went through that 4 times today on Maia's request!
One of the things that caught my eye in this Christmas wonderland was a wreath alternative made from wood, in a tree shape, with wicker woven roughly around it. It had a bell hanging in the centre. So I picked up a roll of ribbon, and some bells. It took me a while to figure out how I could make it at home. In the end I bent a wire hanger into shape, then wrapped paper towels around each section to pad it out. I then hot glued the ribbon around it and tied on a bell. Pretty simple, took me about an hour. It may not look very professional but I love it and so does the family. :)