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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas - Day 13

Our special thing today was to play Christmas Bingo. I saw the game back in November and bought it and finally pulled it out today. Everyone seemed to enjoy it though Piper and Bella and Claire had a lot of trouble keeping up with the game. But, since they asked to play a second time I think it was a hit. Oh, and Claire won the first game. 

As I was drinking my coffee alone early this morning, I looked up and saw Sarah coming into the room. She usually sleeps later, but this morning woke up early and spent a little time alone with me. Almost as soon as she got into the room she asked what our special thing was going to be today. It was rather sweet that she was so excited about what we would do - especially since most of what we have done has not been very exciting. Her first choice was to watch an old home video of Christmas 2007 because that is one of her favorites. But, since we had already done that once (2010 video) I decided we would do something different and save that for a day my mind is blank. 


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas - Day 12

Today our special thing was to cut out snowflakes and then hang them. This was easy, but the kids had so much fun - and made a horrible mess. We just took a bunch of printing paper and scissors and the kids cut and cut. Even Sarah seemed to enjoy this and sometimes she just watches instead of joining in. I think everyone enjoyed our special thing today. So far this year I have not had much trouble thinking of small things we can do. Last year seemed harder, but then last year we had so many sick kids right before Christmas. It made things difficult. Thank goodness that so far this year only colds. 

Also, today Bethany and Tess had their sewing class and made Christmas stockings so I will post a picture of their stockings. They really turned out nice. They enjoy this class so much and have made so many nice things. 

















































































































After making all of the snowflakes, it was time to tie on the thread. This was not as much fun as making them and not many wanted to help. After they got them all ready, Andrew taped them to the ceiling. 



















































Monday, December 11, 2017

The Twenty-Four Days Before Christmas - Day 11

Today our special thing to do was to eat the Limited Edition Peppermint Ice Cream that Edy's puts out at Christmas. I had been looking for it for over a week and finally found it. The kids loved it and thought it was a fun "special thing" - especially since they all love ice cream so much. Sarah would not eat it as she is very picky about food. So, I let her have some chocolate ice cream and she was happy. But, it was definitely a hit with everyone else and kind of Christmasy.