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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 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 13 – do you wanna build a snowman?

  • Posted on December 13, 2019 at 6:46 pm

dec 13 do you wanna build a snowman
after several days of snowfall, the girls went outside to build a snowman.

a bjd advent – dec 11 – christmas cards with a purpose

  • Posted on December 11, 2019 at 11:54 am

today was a charity day again, a day when the kids focus on giving, rather than what they will get for christmas
dec 11 cards with a purpose
meg ordered cards from a few of her favorite charities as gifts for friends and family.
dec 11 christmas cards with a purpose
the kids had all decided together that they would write encouraging notes to our troops who would be away from their families this year, so they each picked a favorite place to sit and got busy thinking of what to say
dec 11 christmas cards
the girls are writing very sweet letters
dec 11 christmas cards
the boys decided to write their letter together, i think meg better check this one before she sends it!

a bjd advent – dec 10 – popcorn and movie night

  • Posted on December 10, 2019 at 7:27 pm

tonight the girls cuddled up to eat popcorn and watch “the mujppets’ christmas carol”
watching a movie
watching a movie
the boys claimed the muppets movie was sissy, but they came in to grab some popcorn and were soon as mesmerized as the girls
dec 10 popcorn and movie night
dec 10 popcorn and movie night

a bjd advent – dec 9 – family photo

  • Posted on December 9, 2019 at 10:37 am

today meg took the kids’ christmas picture. amazingly enough even the boys cooperated!
merry christmas

a bjd christmas – dec 8 faith candle

  • Posted on December 8, 2019 at 1:05 pm

on the second sunday of advent kiri and annalise lit the second candle.
dec 8
The second candle represents faith and is called “Bethlehem’s Candle.” Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David. lighting this candle symbolizes the preparations being made to receive the Christ child.