No question about it — we’re a hot drink family. We started with our holiday drinks the minute it looked like fall around here, and since the weather’s been especially bad lately, both kids and grown-ups here have been warming ourselves with gallons of hot cocoa (for the kids) and coffee (for the adults).
I think the kids’ favorite part of making these homemade ornaments was making the actual pom poms for our snowman. They had great fun. I own an actual pom pom maker, but for this we used a fork. So much easier for the kids to handle, and such a simple way to make poms. All […]
(This post may contain affiliate links.) At our house, there’s no such thing as “too old for a Christmas stocking.” Parents, kids, grandparents — everyone gets a stocking. We fill them with fun, little, inexpensive presents, candy, and — always, because it’s tradition, an orange in the toe. Kid stocking stuffers are fun to […]
At our house, on Thanksgiving, everyone cooks. None of this “I’m going to make you guys a beautiful, delicious meal, and I hope you enjoy it and are impressed with my cooking.” Nuh-uh. We have a loud, crowded kitchen going from about 10am until we eat in the afternoon. It’s messy and chaotic and lots […]
So last Halloween, I had a crew of minions, a Gru, and a Lucy. This year, I wanted to do another family theme. With four kids, there are so many possibilities! The Chronicles of Narnia children (though I changed my mind when one of the kids suggested I be the witch), the three little […]
It’s the third of November, which means I’ve been playing Christmas music now for three whole days. Yep. I’m those people. I figure people have been writing Christmas music for about 2000 years now — I can’t get through all that in just 25 days.
My neck still hurts from this. Also that’s a beer homebrewing kit because I think it’s classy to hide behind booze from little children. A very fun game, though, especially when you play with kids little enough that they can’t wait for you to find them and inevitably jump out and yell, “Here I am!” before […]
I love hanging with my kids outside. On a very practical note, no one is messing up my stuff. Noise is not as noisy, because it’s not echoing off the four walls of my house. Everyone spends a lot of energy and is nice and sleepy when we get home.
I don’t often make my own printables. But I liked the idea of having “You. Are. Loved.” in lots of different languages all in one place.
I have four days to make 3 1/2 handmade Halloween costumes (not ‘cuz I’m a great, crafty Pinteresting genius. ‘Cuz I’m cheap, actually.) We also need a costume for a 4th grade play and some minor props for the school Oral Interpretation Festival. My sister comes the day after tomorrow and the guest bed is […]