And I just realized that I didn't even get a finished picture of our puzzle or our nativity scene before I took Christmas down - good grief!!
Oh well... what can you do.
On Day 20 we did do our Snowman pancake dinner that I planned :-) I still wasn't feeling too good but pancakes sounded really good so I did accomplish it.
(they were blueberry pancakes - YUM! - I used blueberries for the eyes and buttons and scrambled eggs for the snow and bacon for the scarf)
Day 21 we had a wedding at church and then church service afterwards and the kids went on stage and heard Bro Waymond tell the Christmas story - so I guess our activity for that day was 'Listening to the Christmas Story'. :-)
Day 22 was a fun day for ME! I got to go get my nails and toes done, hair trimmed, lunch and shopping with a dear friend, NO KIDS :-)... oh...wait..am I hearing you right?? You say this whole advent thing is suppose to be about the kids?? Oh...well they had a super fun day too :-)!! They got to spend the day with Granny! :-)
Day 23 - the boys got to go running errands with Daddy and Papa while Alyssa and I cleaned out her room to make room for her Christmas presents that would soon be coming :-) Then the kids then went and spent the night with Granny and PaPa - a real treat for them!
Day 24 we had Christmas with Granny and PaPa and came home and finished adding our puzzle pieces and manger pieces!
So I guess we didn't do too bad these last days...even though it wasn't what I originally had planned - we did have a focus of Christmas every day - and that is what counts, right?!?! :-)
I thought I would throw in a few pictures from Christmas Day - Daddy and the boys had a lot of fun at the kitchen table playing with the Legos that Seth got for Christmas!
Well - we had a very good Christmas!! Definitely made memories this year!
This week we are not back in school quite yet. I am doing some reorganizing and changing around of some of our curriculum and stuff. I have made a decision to not continue with the reading portion of My Father's World...after much praying and debating and agonizing I realize it is just not working for us. But I feel very good with my decision and feel very good about continuing on using Pathways. I am also making some math changes and some others as well. I will explain all my changes next week! But for now I need to get back to my planning!
It's nice to start a new year! I pray that 2012 is a GREAT year for all my friends and family!! I am excited to think of all the memories there are to be made this year :-)!
Until next time,