Thursday, December 23

Merry Christmas

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. ~Isaiah 9:6

♥Peace and Love from our family to yours♥

Friday, December 17

Thumb print gift tags

I think there is something special about gifts that are actually wrapped, especially when it shows that the person took time to make it beautiful. This year to go on our gifts we made our own gift tags. If you want to make ones like ours you will need:
card stock, ink pads, hole punch, and a pen.
 I cut card stock into the shape of tags but you could also use pre-cut tags. Once I had our tags cut out Scarlett stamped her finger in the ink and we printed them on our tags, it helps to have a wet washcloth handy for this so you can wipe any extra ink off.
 For our reindeer tags we did three fingerprints in a row.
 Once the ink dried I added little eyes, a nose and antlers.
 For the Christmas light tags we alternated our colors and did four fingerprints.
 Once they were dry I added little coils to the tops of the lights....
 And a curly string to hold them all together.
 I then added a To: and From: section to the tags, punched a hole in the end and they were ready to go on our presents.

 Presents ready for Christmas!
This is one excited girl! She is really enjoying all of the holiday fun this year which makes it even more of a blast for us and it's Taylor's 1st Christmas so it's fun to see him checking everything out for the first time. What a blessing to have these little rugrats in our life, I love being a parent!

Monday, December 13

Let's Get Dirty!!

You will get messy!!!
We have been experiencing some extremely warm weather for December so we took advantage of it the other day and made a mud pit in the back yard. Scarlett jumped in her bathing suit and crocodile shoes and off we went to make mud.
♥Excited to play in her bathing suit♥

 I would have to say that Scarlett's favorite part of this activity was making the mud, she loves when I let her use the hose and thinks it's especially funny to squirt mommy.
 We brought out all of our sand toys and I found a few sticks in the yard that were just perfect for stirring our mud pies. Scarlett was a little cautious about getting too dirty but had fun all the same. I think next time she'll really get into it.

After we were done playing in the mud I hosed her off and she happily ran around playing in the yard while she dried off. Pretty crazy that Christmas is in 2 weeks and my kids can play in the yard in bathing suits! 

Thursday, December 2

Circle, Triangle, Square

In an effort to identify shapes a little better we made a game out of it. I took painters tape and recreated shapes on the ground for us to play with.
 We had a blast dancing in them, singing about them, and talking about the different shapes. We took different colored balls and Scarlett placed them in the different shapes and we practiced rolling them into the shapes.
 Then Scarlett got creative and took some of her favorite little stuffed animals and moved them from shape to shape. It got us movin' and groovin', which I love and she can now correctly identify circles, triangles, squares, rectangles, and stars.


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