Lent

Lent

Besides our Lenten giving that we are doing, each day of Lent we also add a candle to our Lenten spiral and move the figure of Christ carrying the Cross. Then, on Sundays, we light all of the candles so far (we don’t light the candles daily, just on Sunday. Sundays are not part of … Continue reading

A Lenten Journey to Protect Animals

A Lenten Journey to Protect Animals

G loves the show Wild Kratts. They feature different animals each episode and kids learn fun facts about them and their habitat. Recently he saw one that dealt with extinct animals, particularly the Tasmanian Tiger. After he cried for forty minutes about how horrible it is that such a wonderful creature is no longer in … Continue reading

Valentines Wrap-Up

Valentines Wrap-Up

Some final pictures from our St. Valentine’s Day fun! Opening Valentines Decorating with valentines Crafting And what G made me for Valentines Day (a clay heart with some sparkle, a little candle holder you can see in action in the photo in the top of the post, and a “lid” for the candle holder when … Continue reading

Valentine Crafting: Homemade Crayons

Valentine Crafting: Homemade Crayons

We have done some fun valentine crafting recently. One of our recent (and frequent) snowy afternoons, we made homemade crayons. This is a great way to use up broken crayon pieces or just to do something new with the flood of crayons we seemed to be drowning in. ┬áJust peel the paper off, break them … Continue reading

More Candlemas Fun

More Candlemas Fun

I just wanted to share a couple other Candlemas related goodies. I participated in a wonderful Waldorf swap for the holiday, for which I made wooden St. Brigid’s figures (it was a Candlemas/St. Brigid/Imbolc swap). One side is St. Brigid, the other a candle. They are made from poplar and were wood-burned and water-colour painted. … Continue reading

Handmade Valentine Garland

Handmade Valentine Garland

The Kiddo and I are hosting a Valentine swap for kids, through one of my Waldorf groups. We have 30 kids signed up! I am so excited about this. Each child makes five valentines and will get five different valentines back. For our contribution, the Kiddo made valentine garlands. They are easy and very lovely … Continue reading

Winter Magic

Winter Magic

It is winter here in Upstate NY… with freezing cold temperatures, snow (or icy rain), and howling wind. I know that sounds like something I should hate, but it isn’t, even if I were to try. I love the winter, I always have. I think snow is magical and winter, although seemingly cold and barren, … Continue reading

Buttons, buttons, & more buttons

Buttons, buttons, & more buttons

My younger sister gave G a button making kit for Christmas. Let me tell you, this is waaay more fun than it ought to be! The kit came with the pin pieces, a pin-putter-together thing (official name), and four different fabrics. You just cut a circle out of fabric, put it face down in the … Continue reading

Christmas & Epiphany

Christmas & Epiphany

(Our Advent spiral on Christmas morning.) We had a wonderful Christmas, with the Christmas pageant at church and lots of family get-togethers. Plus having my little guy home from school was the best Christmas present. For Epiphany (January 6), the 12th Day of Christmas and the day the Wise Men reached the baby Jesus, we … Continue reading