Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Holiday Fun

We've been busy as we countdown to Christmas. Everyday we have a fun activity to help us get excited about the holiday season. Some days are more fun than others. Here are a few fun days we've had with each other:

Playing Candy Land

Emma's reaction to winning every single game of Candy Land

Spotting the Elves at Gardner Village

Other activities include reading christmas stories with hot chocolate, watching Christmas specials and making treats for others. It's been fun involving the kids and watching them get excited to uncover the day's fun.

Gingerbread House

Every year we decorate a gingerbread house. In year's past we've purchased houses that you have to assemble yourself - not a good idea so now we get preassembled houses. Yes, I cheat but it makes for happier children as they place candies all over.

The finished project

Happy kids

Our decorating team


For the 2012 Reflections theme "Diversity Mean..." Stephen took this picture not far from our home to represent "Diversity in Colors". His photo was selected from the school level to move on to district level. Although he didn't win at district and move on to regional, we are very proud of this beautiful picture. Well done, Stephen!