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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.  Just 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

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