We had one last ornament to make for our Story Book Tree and finished it up the day before Christmas Eve. The kids made gingerbread men out of craft foam, puff paint, glitter glue and beads. Before they made their ornaments I read The Gingerbread Pirates to them. We’d never read this book before, but it was so good. They all enjoyed it, even Hanna who reluctantly sat in on it, but admitted it ‘was a cute book for the boys’ when it was over :-).
I also made homemade gingerbread cake for a treat. Needless to say, the three oldest kids did not like the gingerbread, but Jamie, myself and Jesse enjoyed it. My mom says my Grandma always made this with a hot lemon sauce when she was a child. I gave most of it to my mom and she said it was good.
We had a wonderful Christmas. A special day, a happy and fun month. We are enjoying just being around home, playing with Christmas ‘toys’ and relaxing this week. I am also doing some mega planning for the month of January. We will start back to school January 2nd. Even though the break has been wonderful I got excited about starting back as I began my planning tonight.
We will be starting back with a unit on bears. Stay tuned…