It’s getting thicker! I still have 10 days to get in there and I’m wondering if I’ll need larger rings to hold it all. :)
For the 13th I recorded our nightly storytime which has taken a dramatic shift for the holidays. Not only do we read by the Christmas tree…we read fiction! A big break for my non-fiction lovin’ boy. And a welcome change for this mama who loves to use her storybook voice. ;)
The 14th was all about making a party mix. Great use of a day, no? Deb of PaperTurtle showed this party mix on her blog and in her instagram feed and I knew I wanted to make it for Andrew’s Gingerbread party. But, I could not find any bugles to make those santa hats. I mentioned the dilemma to her over instagram and she put a bag of bugles, some candy melts and EVEN some teeny marshmallows in the mail for me! Sweet, sweet woman, that Deb.
And then Saturday was the party! Andrew invited all of his classmates and four of the six were able to come. The kids had a FANTASTIC time. It was really, really sweet. They have such adorable, accepting friendships.
For the page above, one side is the invitation to the party. I added some journaling about the party around the edge. On the other side is a photo of Andrew with two of his friends…it’s SUCH a cute photo…but I blurred their faces to protect those sweet cuties.
The party started off with some gingerbread decorating. I was really surprised how much they enjoyed that!
Sometime during the party two of the boys went into the kitchen, found my pack of post it notes and made little notes for Andrew. I included them on a narrow piece of cardstock. One is shown above and one is shown below.
And now both boys have fever and coughs. ug. falalalala.