Tuesday, 18 December 2007

'Tis the Season...

...for Christmas parties and sugar highs!!! Yesterday, one of the moms from our neighborhood playgroup had a Christmas party for the kids. It was so adorable. The kids made ornaments and decorated Christmas cookies. While most of the icing for the cookies went straight into my son's mouth rather than on the cookie, he still did a great job. When we got home he picked out the perfect place to hang his ornament on our tree. Unfortunately the battery on my camera ran out after only a few pictures of the party. I did take some pictures of his finished cookies and ornament once we got home though.

Christopher makes his ornament

Fun with beads!

Decorated cookies

Christopher's snowflake ornament

Today we had a Christmas celebration at Christopher's school. The kids all made a reindeer using cut-outs of their hands and feet. Then we made reindeer sandwiches for a snack - the sandwich was the head, we placed pretzels at the top for antlers, used raisins for eyes, and a red hot for a Rudolph nose. They turned out pretty cute, for all you other moms out there reading this, you might want to make one with your kids!

Making our hands and feet reindeer

Mrs. Bronson's 2 year olds

Enjoying our snack

It has been such a joy to experience Christmas through the eyes of my two-year-old. He is filled with excitement and wonder for the season everyday. We are counting down the days on our advent calendar every day. We've talked about celebrating Jesus' birthday (although, sometimes when you ask him whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas, he will tell you Santa Claus') and what a special day that was. He asks us to read The Polar Express to him every night before he goes to bed, and he often walks around the house, saying "Ho! Ho! Ho!, that's what Santa Claus says." While I know Christmas isn't just for children, it sure makes it more fun when you have them to share it with!


The Braaten Family said...

This is so sweet! I cannot wait until Cade can sit still long enough to enjoy The Polar Express...my favorite (way before the movie came out)!!