It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Activities galore, and we've taken in a lot! Here's a short re-cap...
December 8th - Candy Cane Goodness @ the Vaught's
**Miss Gretchen read The Legend of the Candy Cane and guided the kids in making candy cane reindeer, glitter Jesus is the Reason for the Season candy canes, and a candy sleigh ornament.
**Miss Cara helped the kids make a yummy pudding/cookie/whipped cream/candy cane treat for dessert. She also had the kids twist red and white cookie dough to make candy cane cookies. This yumminess baked while we played, and we got to take them home to eat.
**I led the kids in a noisy rendition of Jingle Bells. We had quite the cluster bell players extraordinaire! Then, we sang and signed Silent Night.
December 9th - CHIL Party and Play
At the beginning of the school year, we joined the Christian Homeschooler in Lawrenceburg group. We were too late to participate in any of the classes, and unfortunately, we have been unable to attend any of the field trips or activities. However, the calendar was open, so we were able to watch the upper elementary kids perform the play Cinderella and stayed for the CHIL party afterwards. The kids really enjoyed seeing the performance. We do hope to get more involved with this group in the future.
December 10th - Ladies Circle Christmas Party
Hooray - some adult time for Mommy! I ate lots of yummy food... several helpings of grape salad and lots of Glenna's famous rolls. It is always great to spend time with this wonderful group of Christian ladies.
December 11th - Kelsey's B-day Party
The kids and I were up and at it early and on the road to Lexington. Kelsey turned 3, and we were all a part of the celebration. We had a theatre at The Movie Tavern all to ourselves and enjoyed a pancake breakfast while watching TANGLED in 3D. It was a great morning!
December 13th - Cookie Exchange
There was a division of the sexes. The Wells' men headed to church for a board meeting. Of course, since the littlest men would be bored, they watched IronMan cartoons in one of the Sunday school classrooms. Rachel and I headed to a cookie exchange. Don't laugh to hard, but thanks to a tip from a friend, I was able to make the PERFECT treats. Best of all, Rachel played with Kelsey. This is HUGE! I've never seen Rachel actually interact and play with another child on her own. Usually, in a group setting, she still prefers to be close to Jeremiah and Caleb or does something on her own. However, she and Kelsey really hit it off. Moon Dough, make-up, crafting, and treats - how could they have not had fun?