- 2 cups salt
- two thirds of a cup of water
- 2 cups cornflour
- Half cup water
Friday saw Mini's show, which was whoops a daisy angel, hats off to the teachers on this really, as the children had only had just over a weeks rehearsal and my oh my what an amazing show it was. Mini was a Shepard and again I cried!
The boys nativities have real meaning for me, when I was really ill I focused on seeing them and they were one of the things that I was determined to see as they grew up. So no matter how hard this past week has been, I am so grateful for being here to see them.
I am a great lover of nativity scenes and grew up with the lower image in my mums house. When Maxi was born she gifted me it. I love it, so do the boys, but as it is china they can not play with it and make up their own story, so we made our own version out of loo rolls.
We had so much fun, but no images of us making them, as I was far too involved with the boys, glue, ribbon, scissors and lots and lots of fabric scraps!
Oh and I went to Maxi's Nativity yesterday and Mini's is today, so I will be back with more Nativity Scenes tomorrow.
The annual residents association "carols on the green" has had to be moved to the village church instead of our estate green tonight due to the amount of snow.
So world, please can we have a thaw and get rid of the masses of snow, pretty please.
Write and post your letter to Father Christmas Help ice the Christmas cake Make Christmas cards Make shapes with the cookie cutters and playdough Make Christmas shrinky dinks Make paper snowflakes Go to Carol Service Colour in some Christmas pictures Make some Christmas fairy cakes Make paper chains Collect Pinecones Start reading about the nativity Write your Christmas cards and deliver local ones Make salt dough ornaments String popcorn to go on the tree Make a bird feeder Sing and dance to Christmas songs Make some Christmas cookies Watch a Christmas movie Make reindeer food Read a Christmas Story Make up a Christmas story Take a walk in the dark to look at the Christmas lights Help trim the tree Make mince pies make spiced cider. Find Mistletoe, hang it in our house and kiss under it. Make Thick Hot Chocolate and Homemade Marshmallows Put up a wreath Decorate our gingerbread house Make a family traditional dessert
We also light the advent candle every evening at dinner and discuss our day and also read the advent calender that I got as a child. We discuss the nativity and talk about anything that it raises with each of the boys.
I love advent, it makes me feel warm, it makes me feel that Christmas doesn't need to be all about Christmas day and that you can make the time leading up to it just as special.
Over the coming weeks I am looking forward to sharing my advent and Christmas traditions with you.
Sound the trumpets
Beat the drums
Advent is when