It was a unique weekend. Our Friday night Auction was cancelled due to winter weather and icy roads. Our original plan was to decorate our tree Saturday night. Since the Auction got moved to Sunday after morning church meaning there would be no evening church, we decided to spend Sunday late afternoon and early evening decorating our tree. Now it’s Monday with no new snow but freezing temperatures with ice thus giving us a two hour delay. Welcome to winter!
One of my absolute favorite cookies to make is homemade oreos. I’ve tried a couple of recipes. This one so far is my favorite.
My kitchen has been busy the past couple days with various baking projects. I tend to spread myself out when I bake. Plus I had a six year old, two four year olds, and a baby to help me today…so it was even more busier. But joyous.
When my oldest was in kindergarten she brought home a paper chain she made. Each day you pull off a link until Christmas Day. At the time I had to tape the chain in the highest place so infant and toddler hands could not rip apart my oldest’s artwork. I love having a kindergartener in the house again this year so we can once again have a paper chain.
The kindergarten kids also have to decorate their own Christmas tree. My son wanted real things from nature on his tree. He also added glitter, fruit snacks and Rice Krispies.
So not having to do with kindergarten traditions but so funny…as I say good-bye to my school kids and began planning out my day…my youngest spends part of her morning calling each of the My Little Ponies on a calculator.
I don’t watch children on Tuesday mornings intentionally. Every Tuesday morning my youngest gets to play with one of her best friends. Her mom and I have been friends pretty much since we moved to Oregon in 2006. She was one of the first friends I met through a mom’s group.
I have her daughter over to play with mine every other Tuesday. My daughter goes to their house the other Tuesdays. We’re able to get 2 hours to get cleaning done or run errands the day we don’t host. Today I taught them the letter “S” for snow and I planned some winter animal activities.
I made my own artic animal sensory table with water, “blue water” filled with marbles resembling ice, and artic ocean animal. Every time I set up a sensory area, I am amazed how long it holds their attention. I think the girls played with it for a half hour.
Then we did snow painting which was simply mixing white sand with white paint. I love watching these two girls play together.