Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Busy Holidays

Thanksgiving was great, the food was good and so was the weather. 

This was Grandpa's idea of a fun game for the boys- he called it the courage test. A seat on wheels with nothing for the passenger to hold onto. 

That water was freezing cold.

But the fire was going inside so they warmed up quick.

Speaking of quick, somebody has gone from scooting to crawling to climbing in a matter of weeks. 

Even without the bench she managed to swipe a few low hung ornaments. 

Clever and very determined this daughter of ours.

After days of trying she finally managed to climb up and rifle through the trash. I had emptied it just a few hours before so it was pretty light- down the little conqueror went!

The picnic table has been her favorite challenge. 

The big kid food...she almost got some last night but has knocked over more than a few cups.

We have been doing all sorts of fun Christmas crafts this month. 

We made very easy "snow" that was fluffy and cool to the touch. Directions found here

What fun is snow without a snow ball fight! Thanks Nathan for being so much like your mom!

Another day we made Christmas cookies for all of our friends in Sunday School. 

The boys used holiday stamps to decorate the cards we attached.

Then we headed out the next morning to make deliveries and wish everyone a Merry Christmas.

When I saw a tutorial for Borax Snowflakes I had to try it. I have made the sugar ones but those take days which is not good for little ones. These were easy to do, only needed two ingredients and a few materials and just one day to form and then a few hours to dry. 

 We attached hooks and hung them on the tree. They sparkle so beautifully with the white lights turned on. 

Today after lunch we made another snowflake. 

Fold a flour tortilla in quarters and cut shapes out with a clean pair of scissors. Unfold, brush with melted butter, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar and then bake for a few minutes until crispy. Yum!

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