So much to share… so here are the remaining images. The original blog post is HERE. First the gingerbread houses we made with the Schwartz family:
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.
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!
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.
And made cookies. This year we tried out a new gingerbread recipe from the Activity Village site HERE.
Yup quite the month!!! I hope you enjoyed the wander through images!
And at a fairly brisk pace for once! I am determined to hit current BEFORE 2017 begins. Let’s see – March – creeping up on spring weather, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, my brother and my dad’s birthday month. Wow, thinking back that is quite the list of special days for our family.
Easter is always a bit of a deal. The girls get new dresses and hats if we can manage it. We go to church as a family, take photos, have a nice dinner… OH and the Easter baskets. This year we did our own egg hunt as well. The weather was far from perfect so we did it indoors. You just have to make it work, right?
We had a fun and rather special craft… dragon eggs. Styrofoam and thumb tacks. All thanks to Nana. Even Echo got in on the fun, though then you had to glue down a few extra tacks to make sure nothing comes loose.
We decorated traditional/conventional eggs as well.
Of course we did our monthly free Home Depot project.
Emanuel and I had to miss the scout’s mom and son dance so instead we went out to Mom and Son ONLY lunch at Dairy Queen! Talk about fun!
Emanuel did make it to his Scout field trip to a police station.
We actually had a few good crafts this March. Marshmallow and toothpick structures.
And making more relaxation bottles using glitter and glitter glue. Sparkle Sparkle!
We even managed to get in a visit with the Novaks.
And spent plenty of time at the YMCA.
Celebrated Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a themed lunch.
All in all a good month. This has really been a pretty good year as we look back!