Well Well Well… December… Christmas, New Years, hilariously enough writing this at the end of Karyn’s visit when she ALSO visited here in December last year. TIMELY…. And then I got even further behind when summer kicked my bum… so NOW I will get December up and hang my head in shame.
Of course there are the basic first to think of memories… Christmas, including Christmas pageant at the church…
New Years (at home and quiet with Karyn)… Visiting Santa… fun in the snow… homeschooling, of course… but beyond that I really did have to go to the images. Funny how some months you are like YAH I remember that, and others I really do need visual cues to trigger memories.
Skype calls with family…
We did not have nearly as much snow as the year previous to the kids’ great disgust. But every time there was any sort of snowfall they were out there mucking around in it. Thank goodness Echo is finally able to maneuver ALONE and UNASSISTED out there.
Now let’s see… we had a SECOND Santa visit at our local YMCA. We love it there (even more so after this summer where we basically spent most of our weekday mornings there). It was great fun to take a pictures as a family this time.
We also went with the Schwartz family down the road to a neigbourhood that enters (and it seems WINS) the Christmas decoration competition every year. This year there was one house where you could walk around back in the their yard and get close up to the display you could only see from the road otherwise.
We had Christmas with the Schwartz family of course (yearly tradition!).
Trinity and I made a Trinity doll for Aunty Karyn to take home, she matched from the top of her head to the tip of her shoes. Not bad? My pattern was an amalgamation of Princess patterns by Kristen’s Kords.
We made pirogi with Nana and Baba.
Went out for Indian food while Karyn was here.
Shopped at Mall of America (because we girls are gluttons for punishment).
Ate giant Reese peanut butter cups.
We snuck in some learning too… a few workbook completions and reading and the larger unit I linked to the resources for above.
And of course take a surplus of pictures! Enjoy my flash WAAAAAYY back!