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a bjd advent – dec 24 – the stockings were hung

  • Posted on December 24, 2019 at 9:32 pm

advent is almost over, we’ve made it through all 24 days, and at last tomorrow is christmas!

the girls carefully hung all the stockings on the fireplace for saint nick
dec 24 the stockings were hung
dec 24 the stockings were hung
then went to bed, to try and sleep

a bjd advent – dec 23 – baking day

  • Posted on December 23, 2019 at 6:44 pm

the girls got together to make the christmas cookies today
meg got out their new aprons, then kiri and eilidh set up
dec 23 setting up

next they mixed the batter
dec 23 mixing the batter

after they rolled out the dough the little ones cut out the cookies
dec 23 making cookies
dec 23 making cookies

i was going to take pretty pictures of the cookies they made, but unfortunately with so many kids in the house, all that was left was a few crumbs 🙂

a bjd advent – dec 22 – peace candle

  • Posted on December 22, 2019 at 6:21 pm

for the last sunday of advent, dovey got to light the candle
dec 22- peace candle
dec 22- peace candle
The fourth candle represents peace and is called the “Angel’s Candle.” The angels announced that Jesus came to bring peace–He came to bring people close to God and to each other again.

a bjd advent – dec 21 – snow angels and snow fort

  • Posted on December 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

since there was another fresh fall of snow last night, the girls went outside and made snow angels.
dec 21 snow angel eilidh
dec 21 snow angel crystal
dec 21 snow angel cricket

the boys found to their dismay that their winter jackets were in the wash (don’t ask 😉 ), but meg gave them a bunch of giant pompoms and let them have an indoor snowball fight. emrys drew the short straw and had to use the girls pink table as his fort, so he covered it with a blanket so no one could see.
dec 21 snowball fight

some of the shots went pretty wild, no real harm done though,
dec 21 snowball fight

and they had a lot of fun!
dec 21 snowball fight
dec 21 snowball fight

a bjd advent – dec 20 dancing around the christmas tree

  • Posted on December 20, 2019 at 11:40 pm

meg had some unexpected appointments today, so baking got postponed till monday. to wear off some steam the kids decided to have a dance party. they shoved the coffee table over and eilidh offered to man the record player
dec 20 dance party

things were going well till noah thought a pillow fight would be more fun, and poor little annalise got overwhelmed by all the noise…
dec 20 dance party goes wrong

a bjd advent – dec 19 paper chains

  • Posted on December 19, 2019 at 9:53 pm

the girls spent the afternoon making wrapping paper chains
dec 19 paper chains
first they cut up strips of double sided wrapping paper

dec 19 paper chains
then worked in pairs to make long chains

dec 19 paper chains
crystal and annalise made thin ones

dec 19 paper chains
cricket and dovey made fatter ones

meg was up late tonight making aprons and oven mitts for this weekends’ baking marathon
dec 19 at the cutting table
dec 19 sewing aprons

a bjd christmas – dec 18 – make a gift day

  • Posted on December 18, 2019 at 6:53 pm

today was “make a gift day” so all the kids scattered to various rooms and got to work

kiri and eilidh made memory match games for the littles
dec 18 make a gift day

cricket taught the little girls beading so they could make bracelets for meg and the big girls
dec 18 make a gift day

they all managed to string the beads, but needed a little help tying the knots
dec 18 make a gift day

the boys made clay ashtrays trinket bowls out of oven baked clay
dec 18 make a gift day

then they got creative…
dec 18 make a gift day

after meg baked their creations, the boys painted them
dec 18 make a gift day
dec 18 make a gift day

elwin hid in the craft cupboard, knitting
dec 18 make a gift day

a bjd christmas – dec 17th – paper snow flakes

  • Posted on December 17, 2019 at 11:28 am

the girls happily spent the afternoon making giant poster paper snowflakes
dec 17 making paper snowflakes
dec 17 making paper snowflakes
dec 17 making paper snowflakes

noah and emrys quickly got tired of sitting, so volunteered to take the paper scraps out to recycling
dec 17 taking out the recylcing

oops…
dec 17 oops

a bjd advent – dec 16 – hampers for the food bank

  • Posted on December 16, 2019 at 1:29 pm

for the past couple weeks the kids have been doing extra chores to earn grocery vouchers that they can redeem for pantry items to give to the food bank, today meg put out some big boxes and the kids put stuff in throughout the day…
dec 16 boxes for christmas hampers
boxes for christmas hampers
dec 16 boxes for christmas hampers
dec 16 boxes for christmas hampers
dec 16 boxes for christmas hampers
dec 16 boxes for christmas hampers
dec 16 boxes for christmas hampers
dec 16 boxes for christmas hampers
dec 16 boxes for christmas hampers

apparently meg underestimated the kids desire to help others
dec 16 bare cupboards
time to go shopping again
dec 16 making a list

a bjd advent – dec 15 – joy candle

  • Posted on December 15, 2019 at 11:24 am

the third sunday of advent cricket and elwin
dec 15

The third candle symbolizes joy and is called the “Shepherd’s Candle.” To the shepherd’s great joy, the angels announced that Jesus came for everyone, even humble, unimportant people like them, too.