Last Christmas, in November actually, we adopted a kitten. She was an early Christmas present for Jordan and Cameron. She was a 9 week old tiny ball of fluff. She was playful and loved to cuddle.
We tried something new for day 13. The card said “train ride”. Jordan asked what that meant, he didn’t know of any trains in our area. I didn’t either until a friend suggested we check out Christmas in the Village at Heritage Acres. Continue reading
Gingerbread! We do gingerbread every year. Sometimes we make gingerbread men with friends, sometimes we make gingerbread cookies, this year we made a gingerbread house.
Day 11 was practically done for me. Jordan’s school put on a movie night in the gym. Nothing major, just a couple of short cartoons put on by the PAC to raise a bit of money for the school and have a fun family night. And it was a fun night, but that’s not why we went.
Day 10 was SUPPOSED to be Christmas cards. I struggle with doing cards. I plan on doing so much more than I actually do. So here it is, Christmas cards: fantasy vs reality.
When is the last time you just sat and coloured? My kids do it all the time: while I’m feeding the baby, doing chores or any number of other “more important” tasks.
We did our teacher gifts today. I came across this idea and thought it was perfect for us for a number of reasons:
Today, diabetes got in the way of our advent fun. Behind door number 7 was a note that said, “handprint paintings”. The kids LOVE doing hand and footprint stuff and I find they make great gifts for the kids grandparents. The plan was to wait until Jordan was done school and then we’d start our project.
There is a Ferris Wheel that is set up behind City Hall during the month of December. A few years ago, my mom took Jordan for a ride. He’s been hooked ever since.
Today was Ferris Wheel day. Now, as much as Jordan loves every ride he’s ever been on… Cam hates them. She is much more cautious than Jordan, she always has been.
It’s a bit like walking on a tightrope; being a parent of a cautious child. I don’t want to discourage her from trying new things but at the same time, I don’t want to force her to do anything she’s uncomfortable with. So, I did what I always do with her. Continue reading
Do you wanna build a snowman? Even though we have no snow, that’s what we did today. The kids loved it!
We had a couple of friends over and we helped the kids do a sock snowman craft. It’s quite simple to do, the kids are age 3-6 and they were able to do most of it themselves.