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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

Eleanor the Fairy

Eleanor the Fairy

To go with our Fairy Mail, I printed out this lovely free fairy that the Little One colored and we put together. We named her Eleanor after one of the week’s fairies (plus that was my Gram’s name), and she joins us each time we do a fairy project. Eleanor came from this website, where … Continue reading

Alphabet Fairy Mail!

Alphabet Fairy Mail!

My little one and I have been having a lot of fun lately with a new alphabet based project: Alphabet Fairy Mail! Jennifer Compton designed an amazing and fun Waldorf-inspired curriculum to help little ones learn their letters (she has both PDF and print versions available in her Etsy shop). The lessons she has put … Continue reading

Creating with the Kiddo: Paper Flowers

Creating with the Kiddo: Paper Flowers

The kiddo is one creative kid. He loves coming up with ideas for art projects, like this creature he made out of paper, marker, and pipe cleaners. The paper part was a collaboration between the two of us. He decided the paper should have lines of various sizes interacting with each other and filling the … Continue reading

Five Years

Five Years

Somehow, this little baby is turning five today. I am not sure how that happened since it feels like he was just born– although at the same time, it feels like he has always been my baby and my life has always been being his mom. Strange, I know. He is such a joy and … Continue reading

Advent: Handmade Wooden Ornaments

Advent: Handmade Wooden Ornaments

G and I have been working on some handmade gifts as part of our Advent activities. We picked out some plain wood ornaments at one of our local craft stores that we thought would make great presents. Then I set out the watercolors and G got painting! After the paint dried, he used some of … Continue reading

Advent: Accordion Folded Paper Garlands

Advent: Accordion Folded Paper Garlands

As promised, here is our first project from¬†Christmas with the Mousekins¬†(we absolutely adore this book, by the way! It is adorable with a sweet message, cute illustrations, and great projects and recipes for kiddos and parents to do together). This is a classic and super easy project: paper accordion folded garlands. I made these when … Continue reading

Advent

Advent

Advent started yesterday! Yes, that means it is December already… not sure how that is possible. I love Advent and its hopeful, joyful waiting and preparing. Do you have special traditions you do for Advent? We always did the Advent wreath every Sunday when I was growing up and often a daily advent calendar. My … Continue reading

G is for Grow

G is for Grow

Our “G is for Grow” projects! We focused on seeds and how plants grow, made a “growing” alphabet page, drew and painted a mixed media art piece showing a seed turn into a flower, created beautiful paper flowers using Roylco flower forms, and planted fruit seeds. Check out the full project details here. PS: Don’t … Continue reading