Day 16 - Christmas party at the kids' preschool. My co-room mom & I planned all kinds of fun, like decorating gingerbread cookies... (love this pic of the little girl who got just a few too many sprinkles)
enjoying their creations, along with some apple cider...
pin the nose on Frosty...
& reading a Christmas story.
They also filled glass ornaments with tinsel, but I didn't get a picture of those. Our attempt at a class picture was even less successful than at our last party. Maybe by Valentine's Day, everyone won't be so disrupted by having moms in the room.
Day 17 - Hand & footprint reindeer ornaments
Day 18 - Ho Ho Ho Holiday Breakfast at church. We chowed down on some muffins & powdered sugar donuts,
listened to Mrs. Claus read a story,
made reindeer food to sprinkle on the lawn on Christmas Eve
& made some jingle bell ornaments! When I asked the kids if they wanted to sit in Santa's lap or not, Jake replied, "I not." We decided not to push it & ended our morning on a good note.
Day 19 - Watch email messages from Santa at his Portable North Pole. If you haven't done this for your kids, Google it & set one up. Jake & Mal seem to remember that Santa told them to work on not throwing fits far better than they retain that message from Mommy & Daddy.
He's watching you!
Day 20 - Make white chocolate popcorn. I had to work fast to get the chocolate on it before these little chefs ate all the popcorn!
They especially liked trying the white chocolate chips.