Thursday, December 22, 2011

Swap Day 10 - Fabric!!

We're getting things done, just not getting them posted ... a big catch up post coming soon. In the meantime, my 12 Days of Christmas Swap gift today ... fabric! I love it, it's a great set of coordinates.

Friday, December 16, 2011

First four gifts in the 12 Days of Christmas Swap

Each year on the Hyena Cart Forums, I participate in a Twelve Days of Christmas Secret Santa Swap. It's very fun, and I look forward to it each year.

This is day four, and I've snapped a quick photo of my gifts ...

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Truth in the Tinsel - Day 8 - Sun

Truth in the Tinsel - Week 1

This week in our advent craft countdown, Finn has learned about Jesus being a light sent to the world, represented by the candle, he has learned that Jesus is a prince - shown by the crown. He's learned the roles of Zechariah, Gabriel, Mary & Elizabeth, and about Mary singing a song of worship.

So far, this program is a success, we've remembered to do it each day, and the crafts are at just the right level for Finn to do with my help. It's quick enough to keep his attention the whole time, and he is so pleased to have his own Christmas corner with a garland & lights to hang his ornaments on.

If you haven't seen the E-book yet, you can find it here, and do one of the short versions this year -- there are several options if you do not have time to do all 24 activities/days.

Truth in the Tinsel - Day 7 - Song

Truth in the Tinsel - Day 6 - Mary & Elizabeth

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Truth In The Tinsel - Day 1 - Candle

Advent, Tinsel, Crafts

For the month of December, Finn & I are working through "Truth in the Tinsel", for him to learn the story of Christmas. In addition, he has a Playmobil Advent Calendar from Mémé, with a very festive theme of 'cops & robbers' ... he will love it I know! He's very pleased with day one -- the robber. I was up late last night getting it ready for him, I'd forgotten that it takes a long time to assemble the calendars. We also put out the Christmas in the Woods one that Finn used for the past 2 Christmases, he has offered to open the doors each day for Cate. I'm sure she won't object. If that were not enough, Finn & Cate each have a chocolate calendar as well from the Christmas Party for Pé's work last weekend. I think Dave will be enjoying Cate's.