Friday, December 17, 2010

Gingerbread Houses

Today we made gingerbread houses.  Well, sort of.  I cheated and used graham crackers.  I was too lazy to make my own gingerbread. Plus the houses look really cute anyway.  Here are the pictures of us making them.

Getting all the pieces together.

Sugar Plum wanted to pose with the candy.

Daddy helped us build the houses.

Tiger Boy waiting to decorate his house.

Putting candy on her house to decorate it.

Decorating his house.

The finished product.

Tiger Boy's house.

Sugar Plum's house.

I think they turned out really cute.  This is the first time we have made these and I know we will do them again next year.  Do any of you make gingerbread houses with your kids?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I love Homeschool

Here is another reason why I love homeschool.  Sugar Plum can express her style without fear of being made fun of.  Here is her choice of clothing today.
Purple pants and shirt, pink boots and cowgirl hat, black & pink poofy skirt, and a blue ribbon tied around her waist for a belt.

She looks adorable.  I love the concoctions she comes up with to wear. She is definitely unique.

She also figured out how to climb the door frame yesterday.
(notice the same skirt-she loves it)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Christmas Trees

Today we make more trees to decorate our hallway.  We made curl up trees and then the kids finger painted snow on the trees and sky.

Sugar Plum painting the snow on her tree.

Tiger Boy loves to smile for pictures.

The finished trees.  I think they turned out cute.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas is coming!

We are getting ready for Christmas around here. We are super busy but it is good.  We have several inches of snow on the ground and it has gotten really cold.  Here are a few things we have been working on this past week.

The kids each decorated a little tree to hang in our hallway.

We also have a big tree that they get to put an ornament on each day until Christmas.

This is Sugar Plum's ornament from today, she wanted a picture of it by itself.

Today we read the Legend of the Candy Cane by Lois Walburg.

Then the kids sponge painted a candy cane to hang on our wall.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Five Question Friday 12/3/10

I try from time to time to do the Five Question Friday hosted by Mama M.  So on to today's questions.

1. What's on the top of your holiday wish list and why?
My husband would love to know this and since I know he reads this blog he will be be thrilled to know it now. I want . . . um . . . I don't know.  I have everything I need.  I do want a laminator but I asked my mom for that.  I will have to keep thinking on this one.

2. What is your favorite Christmas gift from the past?
I can think of two that are special to me.  The first one is a shirt my grandpa bought for me my freshman year of college.  My grandpa had bypass surgery that fall and was afraid he wouldn't make it.  He pulled through and that Christmas he helped my grandma shop for the grandkids.  He had never really done that before.  So, it is special that he picked it out.  He passed away 5 years ago and I miss him.  The other is a quilt my grandma on the other side of the family made for me.  She made us all so many quilts but this particular one is the last one she made for me. She turned 85 yesterday and is doing great but just not making quilts anymore.

3. If you had life to do over, what would you be when you grow up?
I am living my dream.  I am a mommy.  I have the joy everyday of being with my kids.  I love it.  I would choose this life again every single time.

4. When do you put up your tree?
Growing up it always went up the day after Thanksgiving.  For the most part I have followed that tradition.  Except for the past two years it has gone up the day before Thanksgiving.  Last year was due to my husband leaving on a missions trip to Kenya the day after Thanksgiving for 2 weeks.  And this year was because we were having company on Friday and I wanted it done before so up it went.

5. What is your favorite Holiday?
CHRISTMAS!!  I love the lights, the decorations, the snow, the tree, the nativity, the presents.  It is a most wonderful time of the year. I think I like it more now that my kids are understanding more about it. It is so fun to see it all through their eyes.

Well, there you go.  Head on over to Mama M's and check out the others posts for today's questions.