Okay, I'll admit. I haven't been present for a full half of the ADVENTures this year. But I've liked all the ones I've witnessed. And that is something.
Day 1 : pinecone ornaments
Is it just me, or does anyone else say "pinecorn"?
I grabbed some pine...coooonnneees, a few jingle bells, a couple sticks of cinnamon, some yarn, and my brand new glue gun and asked the girls how they wanted to glue it all together. We got ornaments that are rustic, vaguely similar to the inspirational ones, and I got to use a glue gun. BAM.
Day 2 : yarn-wrapped door
We've already discussed this here.
Day 3 : make marshmallows
This one is so great. Everyone has an easy job (Zoo prepped the pan, Mae Cake threw the gelatin in the water, V kept an eye on the candy thermometer, I handle the hot stuff), it takes maybe 20 minutes, watching the ingredients go from boring to marshmallow fluff is NEAT, and you GET MARSHMALLOWS OUT OF IT.
I'm not even a big fan of marshmallows and I dig it.
Day 4 -12 : things that I missed
We had an odd work and travel itinerary these days and we have amazing friends and relatives who will babysit our kids.
BUT NOW IT'S ON!
Day 13 : Santa Lucia crowns
IKEA (where once a Santa Lucia parade happened upon me while trying to make a bottle for a baby) and the phrase "star boy hats" put the whole Santa Lucia thing high on my list this year. Plus, that whole Nordic thing of totally winning at winter made me want ALL THE NORDIC THINGS.
Day 14 : Santa Lucia parade
We played this and the girls walked (and twirled) solemnly around the house.
Day 16 : cut paper snowflakes
My brothers- and sisters-in-law set the bar very high in this category and I'm always a little disappointed my small children aren't giving those artistic 20-30-somethings more of a challenge. But you know, practice, and hand-eye coordination, and spatial reasoning and all that probably gets better after age 8, right?
How are your holiday adventures?