Woo! New year, new start, keeping up… not bad not bad. I don’t do resolutions, just gradually change my patterns. So here’s hoping.
Anyway… December, last month… well… Christmas, of course. Winter, some snow (sort of), busy busy. But now for the actual details of the month…
We had our traditional paper chain countdown, perler bead Advent chart AND of course, went to Activity Village for their Advent fun. Just a warning – they have gone to membership now, it is a reasonable cost and I have already signed up.
Early on in the month Shandai and I gave it a go at a Vendor sale and set up a table of my crochet and her knitting pieces. It wasn’t a huge success but it was fun! And hopefully something we can do again!
A pretty view out the back of the building
We did all sorts of fun crafts at home and at Daycare.
You really can make any picture Christmas-y
Practiced our recorders.
Christmas with the Schwartz family is a yearly much looked forward to tradition. Of course we decorated our small gingerbread houses.
This is mine, you can see the rest on the overflow post HERE.
Opened presents and had so much fun.
Look what the boys got!
Ken and I took the girls to Jeffrey’s Christmas concert. We had Christmas with the Novaks on Christmas Eve. It was so much fun and we were there way past bedtime.
We found Anthony a stuffed appendix and made him up the certificate! He loved it!
Of course we had our Sunday School Christmas pageant. The Schwartz family came to watch.
We had a whole family of angels.
We also had dinner out at McDonald’s to celebrate.
We saw Santa a SECOND time (the first was at Macy’s with Nana and Baba HERE) at the YMCA. There was all sorts of fun to be had there.
We had our monthly Bookit reading program pizza.
And made cookies. This year we tried out a new gingerbread recipe from the Activity Village site HERE.
We had some lovely mail come.
Seriously WHO SENT THESE?
And spent plenty of time at the YMCA.
Little Lotus Yoga pose
It was a jolly Christmas. Full of fun and friends and gifts and giving.
From Ken to me
I got these lovely puzzle pieces for Ken.
We took full advantage of our new fryer and made FRESH poutine!
We even made it to one of Anthony’s indoor soccer games.
For New Years we spent the night at home with a lovely drop by last minute by the Schwartz family for an hour or two.
Yup quite the month!!! I hope you enjoyed the wander through images!