If you do or don't believe in God you cannot deny how much this story plays a role in Christmas traditions for many people. I do love the story even if we are not Christians. We tell kids fairytale so what is the difference between those and the nativity?
I can't believe how fast those three months went by! I don't quite know what is happening with all the time in the days. There is so much to tell you about with D and his development so I will start with his speech
These last 3 months D has learnt alot of new words and he can now count in actual woreds up to 11. He doesn't seem to like th number 7 though as I know he can say 7 and he knows where it goes but he doesn't like to say it. He has also decided that he wants to be a little smarty pants and is teaching himself spanish by insisting on watch Dora The Explorer daily and then copying all of the spanish words then telling me them in english! I must admit I couldn't tell you if he is getting them right or not as I can't speak spanish!
D has developed a love of imaginary play the last 3 months he has loved hiding out under the table creating wonderful worlds with all of his toys and playing out books or TV shows that he remembers. He is getting a great imagination and I think he loves monsters! He is always telling about his monsters.
D is starting to show a great interest in learning to read. He will sit down and try to read a book to himself by sounding out some of
It has been a long busy week and although I haven't achieved everything I would like to I am starting to get there and to get on top of things again. With dark and dreary days being the theme of December so far I do think that we are all starting to feel the effects of it all.
We spent the Sunday doing lots of crafty bits and pieces together, even Daddy joined in and get busy with helping to make lots of Christmas Crafts. We all really enjoyed getting busy and adding more things to our christmas decorations. We did spend ost of the day doing different crafty Christmas items as I wanted to make sure that we are spending quality time together as a family this Decemeber. It is such a busy month and we all seem to just keep going.
Monday we had a good bit of sorting to still do and I spent most of the day sorting through various rooms to see what we still didn't need. There wasn't all that much but once I start I an't seem to stop until the whole house has been organised properly. OCD much? Once I had got through the whole house it was starting to get towards diner time.So it was time for everyone to sit at the table and make dinner together. Before we watched a film and went to bed.
By Tuesday we had the whole house sorted out and D had lots of activities that where going to keep him happy. Myself and Simon where trying to get other things done throughout the
First up I won a selfie stick and an advent calendar from Total Merchandise on Facebook
And I won a pair of scissors from Sew! Magazine which I am really excited about!
I can't tell you any more about the products until they actually arrive but I will share pictures in next month post for you to see.
It is now December and that means it is time for the advents! The advents are daily competitions run throughout December in the run up to Christmas. This is the busiest time of year for competitions and so I have my fingers crossed for lots of wins this month! Wishing you all lots of luck.
This week we got to making a large handprint Christmas tree in our dinning room area. Now we are going to share how we did it with you. This would also be a perfect advent calender for young children and toddlers.
To get started we used
- 4 sheets of A3 green card
- 1 sheet of A4 red card
- PVA Glue
- Blue Tac
- Green, Red and Yellow paint
- Paper plates
- A3 paper (any colour)
- Messy Mat
The first step is to attach the 4 sheets of green card to a wall and to draw a general triangle tree shape on the green card. I used a sharpie to do this but a normal pencil would be fine. I also added the red card and drew a pot shape on.
Once I had the general outline I got to cu
A lot has happened this week that has changed everything we do and I think we are finally getting caught up with ourselves. I appoligise for posting late but do come back as we will be catching up with all our posts this week.
This week the adventure's really started on Monday with two very big events. The first being that Uncle L moved out. He is now living with a different family member. I won't go into to detail about that but it was for the best of everyone involved.
On the same day it was mine and Simon's anniversery of the day we first got together 7 years ago. It was a lovely evening for the both of us with a late dinner after D had gone to be and some time spent together just relaxing and wathing TV together.
Tuesday came around and it was time to do our fortnightly shop and I must say this time it was much more enjoyable as we started with our Christmas extras this time. We do leave our actual Christmas dinner shopping to the week of Christmas.
Wednesday was the really long day where we started our Christmas clear out in real effort. We have spent every evening slowly getting through the house and although there was still more to be done we are almost there now.
On Thursday we didn't get visiting any family members but instead we went for a walk and picked up a few christmas presents for family members who are hard to make anything for.
On both Friday and Saturday I got busy with D keeping him busy with lots of craft activities which are coming up soon. I hope you all had a good week too.
I Can't believe that we will be in December within the next few days! This month has flew in and although I haven't had much posted this week that is going to change. This week some days will have more than one post going up in a day to get us back to normal and on schedule but today we are joining in with One Dad 3 Girls for #MySundayPhoto. There where some picture this week that I took for the purpose of #MySundayPhoto however I hated them all once I sat down to look at them.
I finallly chose one that I liked from this week and here it is;
- 2 Blue sheets (one light blue and one dark blue)
- A sewing pattern that I got at a local market (originally from sewing world.)
- Baking paper (yes you read that right!)
- Velcro in blue ( I used some velcro cable ties left over from organising the wiring under Simon's desk.)
- White Thread
- Sewing Machine
- Berry Pins (sewing pins)
- Various lengths of wool (any colour)
- PVA Glue mixed with water in a container (A LOT of it!)
- A messy mat or newspaper (To protect your table)
- Red, Green and white wool
- PVA Glue mixed with water
- Cling Film
- I also used green paint as our wool was a weird green colour
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