- December 9th: Cookie Day
- December 8th: Gift Day
- December 7th: Ornament Party!
- December 6th: Snow Day and Candy Cane Hunt!!!
- December 5th:Read
This is probably our last snow day =) Well, I may still be snowed in tomorrow, but Serenity’s school is open again. Today’s plan was to bake cookies, but we didn’t get around to it until nearly 5 in the evening. We spent the morning playing with our lego advent and pony sets, doing more perler beads, and taking baths. We made a fun Christmas tree out of Lego Duplos, and then the kids continued building legos while I did a little bit of cleaning mandated by Starfish. =) They also played lots of different board games, which they picked up between each one! Without being asked which was amazing and so nice.
We decided to have a movie and popcorn in the afternoon. We watched Mary Poppins for the first time! The kids loved it and I was thrilled!!!! Serenity sat and watched the whole thing, and especially loved the part in the chalk drawings. Donovan sat all the way to the tea party on the ceiling, and then he was in and out. He did love Chim-chim-cheree. They both agreed that Daddy is just like Bert, and loved hearing Jolly Holiday and Let’s Go Fly A Kite, as those are on their lullaby list.
When we finally got around to making cookies, we used this really cool cookie press Mom got us. The kids loved it, although the dough we used spread out so much it was hard to see the design after we added icing. They were really cute on the ones with sprinkles though. We made only about a dozen and a half cookies, which is really the right number since we’ll be the only ones eating these. Originally today’s plan was to make cookies to share with others, but since I haven’t set foot out of the house in five days we kept it simple.
Today we made gifts for the grandparents =) I’ll be a little mysterious since they are probably reading this, but it was a wonderful morning of crafting with my kids =) Donovan didn’t leave the table until he’d made something for all his grandparents, and he said, “Look sister, look!” She responded, “Oh, that’s beautiful DZ. I LOVE it.” She’s so supportive and encouraging =) Then Donovan wanted to try Serenity’s craft, and his fine motor skills were a lot better than I expected. If Serenity does it, of course Donovan wants to try too!
They had another fun time outside in the snow. Today they built a snow dog, to go with our snow cat and snow turtle. =)
Eric and Donovan braved the elements to go to Target and get provisions. He said the roads aren’t bad, but neighborhoods and sidewalks are still slick. I probably won’t be driving again tomorrow, but I’m very content at home and happy to wait for this baby to be ready.
We read Pete the Cat Saves Christmas for one of our bedtime books tonight, and Serenity made up a special dance for the song parts =) Donovan and Daddy joined in, and it was just so much fun we had to read it again =) Not sure that it made them sleepier but it made me happier!
I invited Serenity’s class to join us for an ornament making party today. Because of the roads I was afraid no one would be able to come, but one brave family (from Colorado) managed to make it to our house. Serenity and Rachel had a great time playing together, and they made snow globes and glitter ornaments. The snow globes are adorable, but I think I need to find stiffer plastic jars. If you squeeze them, they leak a bit. I didn’t want glass because of the problem with breaking it. Maybe I’ll do dry snow globes with the rest of our large stash of peanut butter jars. The glitter ornaments were really fun, and I have enough floor wax to make a hundred of them =) I also completely restocked our glitter supply so we are set for a few months, unless the kids discover where I hide it =) We had lots of fun, and the girls were thrilled to get to see each other despite school being out Friday and all the snow =) And hopefully we can set up playdates with some of our other friends that couldn’t make it so they can have glittery fun too!
In the evening Phillip, Jessica, Ashlee and Sophia braved the ice for game night! We watched Serenity and Donovan do a circus performance, they collected toys and cooed over the baby, and then when they went to bed we got to play Forbidden Island, Pizarro, and Shadows Over Camelot! Jessica is a really good traitor =)