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

Advent: Getting Ready

Advent: Getting Ready

Our Advent activities were rather simple this year: handmade gifts, hanging greens (we decorated our wreaths with a group of friends, which was lots of fun), putting out the Nativity, setting up our Christmas village. (He got a letter from Santa, thanks to his Nana! He was so excited, he couldn’t hold the letter still.) … Continue reading

St. Lucia Day

St. Lucia Day

December is filled with many chances to celebrate! December 13 is St. Lucia (or St. Lucy) day. This day is very popular in Sweden, although St. Lucia was actually Italian. “In the liturgy of the Church, Saint Lucy has held, and still holds today, the inspiring position of a saint whose very name reminds the … Continue reading

St. Nicholas Day 2014

St. Nicholas Day 2014

Last Saturday, December 6, was St. Nicholas Day! We celebrated at home and at church. When G woke up in the morning, he found a couple treats in his slippers, plus we read a story and talked about St. Nicholas and why he is special.That morning, we also headed to church for St. Nicholas crafts and … Continue reading

Martinmas

Martinmas

Martinmas is observed on November 11 and celebrates St. Martin of Tours. The story of St. Martin (in a very abbreviated way) is that Martin was a Roman soldier, not known for his kindness. He had been a brutal fighter, persecuting Christians and whomever else the army told him to. It started to wear on … Continue reading

Halloween

Halloween

The Kiddo did a fun handmade Halloween goodies swap recently that was with the kids of members of a Waldorf swap group I belong to. He made these super cute wood bat magnets and Halloween shaped beeswax decorations for his contribution. The kiddos he got goodies from did an awesome job, too! He received a … Continue reading

St. Francis Day

St. Francis Day

October 4 is St. Francis Day. St. Francis is known for his great love of animals and all of God’s creation. To celebrate the day, the Wee One and I read the book St. Francis and the Wolf  the night before for bedtime reading. It is a lovely tale of how St. Francis was able … Continue reading