Despite battling pneumonia and bronchitis and literally splitting my gut (coughed so hard I had a hernia that sent me to the ER and ended up having surgery to repair it in early December) I managed to accomplish many of the goals I had set out for myself to help our family enjoy our first Christmas in the new cottage.
I got those Christmas cards out and enjoyed making a little banner in which to hang those our family received in return.
It was fun to pull out the old hot glue gun and get creative.
Next on the list was setting up and running my son's 1st grade holiday classroom party. I'm not sure who is worse to manage, 1st grade kids or their parents? Getting grown ups to help out is like herding cats. In the end, the party went off without a hitch and the kids had a blast, which was the whole point.
|Make a Reindeer Puppet craft project|
|Christmas Bow Wreath craft project|
|What holiday kid party would be complete without making snowflakes?|
I baked up goodies, the kids and I then delivered to family and friends. I blared the Christmas music whenever possible to keep up the holiday spirit and the family and I celebrated our weekly 'Friday Family Movie Night' with plenty of holiday movie classics.
I think my favorite moment this year was wrapping up gifts for the kids after they had gone to bed on Christmas Eve. The hubster was thrilled I'd bought him a goofy holiday movie called Elf and we watched it while wrapping, laughing as we went.
Santa was greeted with milk and gingersnap cookies and it was time for old ma & pa to catch a short winters nap before the children awoke us at the crack of dawn.
It's has been a magnificently busy month and I've still got a New Year's Party to host!
What has been your favorite moment of the holiday season thus far?