Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category
Azalea’s blooming in our front yard Easter weekend After a fantastic Easter weekend I am sitting here with my voice coming and going in whispered squeaks. It is an awkward plight – a homeschool mother with no voice with which to teach. So today has been turned into a crafting and Lego building kind of day. [...]
This was a new-to-us activity last year – resurrection eggs. I crafted 11 objects to signify parts of the Easter story and matched each object with scripture verses. The printed verse and object were placed in a numbered plastic egg and for the twelve days leading up to Easter Sunday one egg was hidden each [...]
The Christmas season comes and goes so quickly; I’ve found over the past few years that it is incredibly helpful to plan ahead for this season – and in planning to keep things simple and to do things that foster good memories of time spent together.
I have been planning these kits to build a snowman ever since since I found the carrot noses and Styrofoam balls among the Christmas clearance this past winter. I am spending this week putting together crafts and other activities for the boys to do through the month of December and have had such fun with this snowman kit!
It was a delightful day and we were able to share with with five others that came to our home for the meal and a time of conversation.
Paul and Judah went out to run errands together and Wesley asked me if we could do something special together. For the last several weeks I had meant to collect leaves with the boys just for fun, so I suggested that Wes and I go do that for our special activity.
I have been perusing these Soviet postcards and am quite taken with the pictures of Santa with rockets, helicoptors and other space-like things. I picked out my favorite pictures of Santa to share … we don’t even “do” Santa here, I just think these are quite unique and fun to look at! If you enjoy such designs [...]
I have wanted to make a snow globe for a couple of years now and thanks to a friend passing on her old baby food jars I finally got around to the project. They were fun to create. I followed Martha Stewart’s directions on how to make a snow globe, except I didn’t paint the [...]
Christmas is coming really soon and I am trying to get as much done now so that when December comes I can actually do the things I want to be doing – this year that includes going through a study of the genealogy of Jesus with the boys. I am so very excited about this [...]