Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Countdown to Christmas...24 Days!

So I didn't mean to go this many days without posting, but I have had a migraine for days now. I still don't feel 100%, but I am doing better.

Today my youngest son had an evaluation with a speech therapist and he will now have to start speech therapy. I was worried about it going in, especially since we chose to go through the school district for the speech in spite of homeschooling, but it all went smoothly. I am glad that he will be getting some help.

Despite all the chaos, this week has gone good for the kids. My daughter used her Christmas money to buy her second American Girl doll, Elizabeth.

My husband finally got his birthday dinner with his parents, including pumpkin pie, and I got our advent calender on the wall.

Tonight in addition to The Jesse Tree we read from Hark! A Christmas Sampler and The Mother Goose Book of Christmas Carols

I also put a red or green gummy Lifesavor in each envelope for each kid. We didn't get to do a Christmas craft today because I was feeling so sick. :( Maybe we will do two tomorrow? hehehe

Which reminds me: Here is a fun idea for a craft you could make for someone in your family, niece and nephew for Christmas. They are shadowboxes of their initials:

All I did was decoupage (collage) using modge podge
 magazine cut outs all over a cardboard letter that I bought from Hobby Lobby. 
After that I picked a complementary background color of scrapbook paper and glued the letter on. 
I placed the letter in a shadow box frame, and voila! A beautiful piece of wall art was made!