Nov. 23, 2012

If I lived in a Snowglobe.....

This is a project I did for Abby and Sam this week.  I'm putting it in my JYC.
I created snowglobes and got them to draw pictures in them and write what they would do if they lived in a snow globe :)  

Tag time.....

Fighting -  a virus.  Not sure what it is but I seem to be winning the battle finally.

Feeling - fed up and grumpy.  Tired.  We had fun plans yesterday and today and they had to be cancelled.  But grateful that my kids are happy to stay home and play, bake and generally chill :)

Reading - lots of ideas for Advent :)

Wearing - yoga pants, tshirt, hoody.

Struggling - with how slowly this horrible month is going.  It seems like however hard I try I am up against a brick wall....

Learning - to take it a day at a time.

Savoring - the small stuff.  The joy of watching and listening Sam to Sam play with his toy cars, watching Abigail working away in the kitchen as she bakes, listening to Susannah singing....hearing the key in the lock when Laurence gets home, seeing updates from Chris :)  

Watching - Christmas family movies in the run up to Christmas - an annual tradition.  Whenever we are home in the evening we all curl up and watch a family movie - preferably with a candy cane or some chocolates :)

Anticipating - all the fun events in the next few weeks :)  and starting Shimelles Journal Your Christmas :)  

Thinking - that the struggles this month have made me stronger.

Snapshots of life the last few days....

Yesterdays lunch:

Watching the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade:

Our second Christmas movie of the year:

Sam playing with his cars and the great garage and ramp he built out of boxes:

Pot roast and roast potatoes with stuffing and veggies last night:

Poor Rosie has to go out in the cold to pee:

Abby baked Whipped Shortbread this week - they are AMAZING.  Today she is making Brownies.  She LOVES to bake:

We picked up a big pile of Christmas themed books at the library this week and are reading a couple each day.  This one was hilarious....The 12 days of Christmas - Canada style :)  

All this girl does is bake bake bake:

Rosie supervising:

Greek yogurt and honey:


The children were watching a show the other day and told me they thought it was crazy as people were setting fire to alcohol and drinking it!  

They said they didn't know you could set fire to alcohol!  So I explained that you can also pour alcohol over foods and set fire to them :)  

So we experimented and tried setting fire to different alcohols over the sink to see the result.  
The best results were with Rum:


Started like most days..up early...took Susannah to school.  stopped in for breakfast with Abby and Sam on the way home.  Then home for coffee.  

Abigail worked on her project for homeschool club.  Both Abby and Sam had chosen to do Gems and minerals.  Abigails was much more detailed than Sams and she did quite a bit of research and writing for hers - she printed out some display cards for her table.

We ran some errands before heading to the library.  It was a cold and frosty day.  Very pretty with the hoar frost!

At the library we met up with our friends and the children started setting up their displays - we left them to it - Abby chose to share her her table with her friend G - it was G's birthday!!  :)

Sam shared his table with his friend A!! 

 Looks like little J was keen to help set the gem stones up too :)

People had the chance to go round all of the table and look at the displays and ask questions...try things out (like pastel art)  and see how things worked.  

Then some of the children gave talks about their projects - they were excellent.
G gave an amazing talk about the live show of 'How to Train a Dragon'

After the library we headed to KQ to celebrate G's birthday.  Abby went with G and her Mom took these pictures of them at the library before they left :) 

It was a lot of fun at KQ.  We gave G the game of Spot It as it is an essential game at our get togethers lol - and I asked her if I could show her Mom how to play it - so while the children played, us adults had a few rounds - and as always it was VERY competitive.  Sooooo much fun :)  

We sang Happy Birthday and had yummy cupcakes :)  
I snagged a Johnny Depp cupcake :)  

It was a lovely day and so nice to be able to join in celebrating with our new friends :)  

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