Christmas Carols of 2012

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“I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”

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“Silent Night”

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“I’m Dreaming of White Christmas”

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“Santa Baby”

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“Deck the Halls”  

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“Oh Christmas Tree” (how we are going to miss you!)


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“All I Want for Christmas is my Two Front Teeth”

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“Angels We Have Heard on High” 

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“The Twelve Days of Christmas” 

I pray that you’ve found His JOY this Christmas!! May the wonder, celebration and holiness of this season stay with you all year long!

xoxoxoxoxo!

Merry Merry!

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Picnic lunch in front of the tree!

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Happy brought “fresh” snow from the North Pole this morning!

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Mary.

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Happy Christmas treats!

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Festive T!

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Christmas Kindness Day 2012!

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Class Party Crafts

Rudolph’s bell is missing and someone munched on Santa’s beard!  :)

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The kiddos designed our Christmas cards this year.

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Mason’s first train ride!  Looks exciting huh?!

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Cozy Cozy Christmas Eve!

“There is so much to take in, Savior.  

There is no end to Your story.  

And there is no end to your love,

for which I’m eternally grateful.”  

Tim Wesemann

My very very

VERY favorite Christmas tradition—

handing out treats at the post office!!!!

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Today we set out to spread a little Christmas cheer by handing out hot-cocoa packets to the folks mailing off their last-minute Christmas cards.  The kiddos sang carols and danced between “customers”!!!!

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It’s almost CHRISTMAS!!!!

xoxoxoxoxo!!!!

Seven thousand two hundred and eight…

minutes until Christmas!

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Are you ready?

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A few of our favorite Christmasy books.

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Play-time in the kitchen sink!

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I was hoping that bubbles and balloons might keep the kiddos occupied while I worked on a couple of projects!  I might have accomplished more, but I took pictures instead!  :)

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Daily craft setup.  Yesterday was felt tree ornaments.  We were in the mood for a GLITTERY mess!

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“Happy” our Elf-on-the-Shelf made his first appearance last week.  The kiddos take turns picking his hiding place and mischievousness.  Tomorrow Blaise wants to set up a candy-cane trail.

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Hip Hip Hooray!  It’s a dancing with Santa kinda day!

Blessings and love!

oxoxoxoxox!!!!

Savoring Christmas

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Tree Trimmin’

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Twas the week (or two!) before Christmas.

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Daddy, Blaise, Grandma and Emerson hunting for our very first fresh Christmas tree! The BEST early Christmas gift this year was having my mom come for a ten day visit.

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Christmas Blessings to YOU!

xoxoxoxoxox

 

Gingerbread Day!

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A few of the goodies from inside our Gingerbread Day activity box.

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xoxoxoxox!!!

12 Days of Christmas Fun!

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Christmas boxes!!!

Each shoe box has a small collection of treats, books, activities and craft supplies for the day!  A couple of the  boxes have special mementos (handmade gifts and ornaments) too.

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Inside Lid

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 Tomorrow is Frosty the Snowman Day!  We only have a microscopic bit of snow on the grown right now so I might pull out the snow cone maker and make some of our own snow.  I also found “Snow-in-a-Can” (not pictured) so one way or another we will try to make a FROSTY!

 Hope you are enjoying this beautiful CHRISTMAS season!!

xoxoxoxoxo!

Feeling Grinchy

One. Two. Three.  A Grinch for me!

1.  “To Make a Grinch Grin” idea via Kinder-Wife’s Blog   4.  Stuff-a-Grinch Ornaments h/t Pinterest!  5. Grab-and-Go Grinch Activities

Blaise loved using a wooden soup spoon to mix and identify letters.  Free printables via Babbling Amy’s Blog!

Open Grinch’s door (diaper wipe lid) to find the man-in-green.

Grinchy pop up puppets and GRINCH interview sheet.

We haven’t done the interview yet, but I hope to get Mason on video interviewing Emerson dressed as the Grinch!  Maybe someday I will learn to share video on my blog.  :)

We had a fog delay the other day.  It was the perfect excuse to work on some fun Grinch school stuff.  I love it when the kiddos go in late because it gives us time to play school!  :)

Grinch Adjectives idea via The First Grade Parade!

Mixed Media Grinches!

Grinch Pills (Tic Tacs!) h/t Pinterest via Craft Fabulous!  Grinch Candy Canes via Grinch Day at The First Grade Parade!

His favorite thing to do in costume was to creep around the house and pretend like he was eating tree ornaments.

xoxoxoxoxo!!!!