Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Ladies' Craft Night

I have so much fun getting together with the ladies and having a good ol' fashioned craft night!  So last night a group of us got together in a local party room and spent 6 hours working on projects ranging from wrapping Christmas presents to sewing!  It was a lot of fun and something that I'm going to schedule on a monthly basis!  Thanks to my addiction to Pinterest, I have quite the list of crafts/projects that I want to work on so I started with the glittery ornaments and pom pom pens!

Aren't they cute?!  I think they all turned out better than I expected considering I had never done either one of these projects before!

I've seen the ornament project on a few different blogs but I definitely want to give credit for the pom pom pens to Sara at SewSara (click on the blog name to go to the posting).  I'm so totally making some of those headbands for my daughter!

I can't wait to work on other craft projects!!  :)

Counting down to Jesus' birthday!

YAY, I love December!!  I love counting down to Jesus' birthday with my kiddos!  Everyday we do a different special activity!  My kiddos love picking out the tag from the stocking and seeing what the plan is for the day!

This is a list of our countdown activities:
1. Get a Christmas tree from the Scouts and decorate it while we listen to Christmas music.
2. Make a nativity
3. Read the story of Jesus' birth in the bible
4. Family Movie Night (we get a new Christmas movie to watch while we eat popcorn and snacks)
5. Make a popcorn garland
6. Cocoa bath night (thank you Vicki for this idea last year!)
7. Make a Christmas card for a friend
8. Decorate the windows w/ window markers and lights
9. Friend playdate
10. Open and read a new Christmas book
11. Go see Santa
12. Christmas craft
13. Family Game Night (we get a new game to add to our collection)
14. Gingerbread House Making party with friends
15. Donut breakfast @ the bakery
16. Ice Cream Night
17. Bake & decorate goodies
18. Deliver goodies to friends & family
19. Pick out a new ornament & go to Shore Acres
20. Christmas Caroling
21. Minivan Express
22. Snow Day
23. Make & decorate a birthday cake for Jesus
24. Open one Christmas present (pj's)

Here's some fun pics of our activities so far:
Picking out a Christmas tree!
Our cardboard nativity

Our Elf on the Shelf, Jack!  Hangin with baby Jesus and the posse!

Jack colored a picture for Tatym...awww...

Hanging on the Christmas decorations!

Visiting with Santa

Baking some Chex party mix to give out to friends and family!

Family game night!

Our 2nd nativity craft...a little fancier!  :)