I love to get the kids involved in Holiday activities.
It makes the Season that much more fun and exciting!
(for the adults as well as the kids!)
One way we celebrate the season is the Advant calendar.
It reminds me of my younger days when my brothers and I would excitingly open up the
windows of the cardboard house to find a special treat hidden.
Knowing it was yet another day down until Christmas morning.
I made origami baskets a few years ago that we will reuse another year.
I had the intent to make a new calendar for this year,
I thought the kids would appreciate one ready come the 1st of December.
I try to stick with activities that I think the kids will enjoy,
instead of toys or candies that they will have plenty of come Christmas.
Although, on a few filler days, a couple of gold coins get added.
A movie is in your future ~
grab some popcorn and it's a date!
My boy who loves bread, to build with blocks can make just about *anything* a comfy place to sit.
We have had a great week.
Visiting with friends
A new rug and sheepskin
Major changes have blown through our family like a fierce Ocean storm; challenging us, rocking us, changing us. We have learned to leaning into every curve. Yet, I can see that these very challenges have made our little family stronger and better because of these rocking waves.
What we have been up to:
(Pictures are following the update)
Well, we moved, yet again, to a very very lovely house in the country outside of our little town. Finding it perfect for raising our boys, we are hoping to be here a while. It sits on 20 acres with 2 horses, 4 sheep, 6 chickens and a beatufiul creek.
The boys and I spent some time at the Grandparents home during the move to make the transition easier for everyone. We played, visited with cousin Sage and kept cool in the pool.
We moved our family of 4 into this house with the expectation of a new arrival in a short, hot month.
Fender was welcomed into our home in early August. He is a true blessing with his possum-like behavior and is well loved by his older brothers.
His blanket is an ongoing project to be completed hopefully by the end of the year!
In the middle of chaos and boxes, (as well as box climbers) Oscar turned 7 years old!
My Life Now:
It Blooms in Beauty and is always an adventure. There is a constant flow of games, flowers, music, food, kisses, drawings and paintings, and is ALWAYS balanced by the diapers, screams and cleaning, but for that there is coffee, chocolate and wine!