Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas School Fun

 

Saturday evening, we attended the Candlelight Tour of Ft. Loudoun.  The fort is one of my "happy places".  We enjoyed refreshments, wonderful 18th century music and the magic of seeing a cannon fired in the dark.  It was truly an awesome experience!


Some friends came over yesterday for Christmas school.  My friend prepared some awesome hand-outs for the kids about The Origins/History of Christmas, Christmas around the world and the history of various popular Christmas traditions (stockings, candy canes, etc.) 

We added  to our history lesson through these websites:

Classical Composers Monthly- Christmas freebie page
Feliz Navidad



My contribution to the day was Roll a Snowman game....


Why Do We Call It Christmas?

http://www.amazon.com/Buck-Denver-Asks-Call-Christmas/dp/B005FQZMK2

and Grinchy Floats (Lime Sherbet, Sprite, and whipped topping with sprinkles)


Today, the kids have been working on art projects for a contest at JP's job. Multiple tries to get it just right! 














and we are home!  I'm so thankful for a day at home.  I'm feeling the Christmas crunch and my own lack of productivity in getting some time-sensitive things done.  So, today I'm working on my to-do list and feeling much better about things in general.  The sun peeked out for a minute and has been covered by clouds once again.  I hope it comes back to stay.  


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