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Advent 2015

Advent 2015

Again this year for Advent we symbolically walked with Mary on her journey to Christmas. Each day she moved one spot closer to Christmas, we said a prayer to her, and then on each Sunday of Advent, we lighted all of the candles and the Kiddo read a special prayer to accompany the particular Sunday … Continue reading

St. Nicholas Day 2015

St. Nicholas Day 2015

Some pictures from our St. Nicholas Day festivities, at home and at church (with a visit from “St. Nicholas,” complete with a story, dinner & cookies, crafts, and a gift!): Of course, the Kiddo said it was not the real Saint Nicholas, since he died a long time ago. This led to questions about Santa … 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. 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

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

May you have the merriest of Christmases! We had a wonderful Christmas Eve, visiting with family and friends and going to church, where our little guy was an angel in the Christmas pageant. May the joy of the angels, the eagerness of the shepherds, the perseverance of the wise men, the obedience of Joseph and … Continue reading

Handmade Beeswax Ornaments

Handmade Beeswax Ornaments

I had the happy good fortune to have my mom stay with us a couple days the beginning of this week. G loved having his Nana here, too. My mom is a super crafty, artsy person (apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, eh?) and happens to own some gorgeous clay molds. Originally they were … 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

St. Nicholas Day

St. Nicholas Day

Friday (December 6th) was St. Nicholas day. G and I celebrated by reading a story we found online about Saint Nicholas and talked about what makes him special and worth celebrating so many years after he lived (for G’s age, I emphasized St. Nicholas’s generosity and sharing, giving all that he had to those with … 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