Day 11 - Make candy canes out of pipe cleaners & tri-beads. I remember making plenty of these as as kid, so I was excited to try them with Jake & Mal. The beads were surprisingly hard to find, but I finally tracked them down at Michael's. This was a good Saturday craft since it required quite a bit of help for their little fingers, but they loved doing it.
Love that concentration face!
Admiring their work
Day 12 - Learn about Jesus' birth in Sunday school. I have no pictures to go with this day since it wasn't actually an activity that I planned. The kids took a three hour nap that afternoon, so there just wasn't time for an activity at home.
Day 13 - Christmas stickers! Who knew that a tree scribbled onto construction paper by Mommy could be so exciting? They love stickers!
Do we see a few personality differences in their artwork?
Day 14 - Shop for gifts for each other. The four of us trooped to Target Tuesday evening to let Jake & Mal each pick out a toy for each other. I helped Mal shop, & she ended up with these trains for Jake. It's a good thing that Mommy has inside info on Christmas presents & knows they'll come in handy.
Jake & Daddy found a Mrs. Potato Head for Mal. He proudly told me, right in front of Mal, what they bought. We're still working on the concept of presents being a secret until they're given.
Day 15 - Eating custard (an Erwin family tradition)...
& reading about Jesus' birth in small group & making angels out of muffin cups & cotton balls. Here's my little class from Wednesday night, minus Emmie who was too young to care too much about her angel.
Lots more fun on the way!