Saturday, December 13, 2008

It's Beginning to Feel alot Like Christmas!!

The Christmas spirit is alive and well in our home! The kids have started the count down until they get to see their cousins again. Kenyon is missing Hunter, the only other boy besides 1 year old Ashton, so bad he can hardly stand it! Here are some of the signs that Christmas is near....
We finished painting our salt dough ornaments. They have not yet been added to the tree but they are done. The hardest part is not eating them because they look so much like cookies. Kalysa just could not stand it. One day(before the paint) she asked about eating them 4 or 5 times so I finally let her try it. She was quite excited and broke a piece off to share with Keslee. They tried and tried to chew the hard crunchy dough and when it finally got moist enough, they got a good taste. They both headed for the trash can to spit them out. I try to tell them that they should always trust what mama says but some things you just really have to see for yourself!

Mrs. Barbara, our neighbor across the street, called and said she had something for each of the kids. Kenyon ran over to retrieve it and brought back three Christmas tins....
filled with goodies!! They had cookies and candy and each of them were nice enough to share a cookie with mom(now that is what a cookie is supposed to taste like). The cookies did not last until dad got home but they did share Hershey's kisses with him.

Monty has gotten home early 3 days this week. It may hurt on payday but the kids definitely don't mind it. We always seem to play more games together around the holidays. Maybe because the weather is colder and the sun goes down early so the kids are actually in the house instead of playing outside. When Monty and I were dating, we always had game nights, just the 2 of us. It is something we don't do nearly enough now but something we all Love! I sat out this round so it was just dad and the kids. KALYSA WON!!
To top it all off-we even got some snow on Tuesday. Granted it was only about 1/2 inch and was gone the next morning, but it was snow none the less and it was really pretty coming down. The kids drug out the sled determined to go down the small hill in front of our house. They got to play outside for about 15 minutes before I went out and realized....IT WAS FREEZING COLD!!! I had to ruin the fun and make them come in. The wind was just too bitter cold for them to play outside. It gave us all a taste of winter and maybe we will actually get a good play outside kinda snow before it is all said and done.
Are there any definate signs of the Christmas season at your house?


Anonymous said...

Can I get the recipe for your ornament dough? We made those when I was little and the boys would LOVE it!

char said...

Take about 1 cup salt and dissolve it in about 1 1/4 cup hot water (or a little more). Then stir in about 3 cups flour ( one cup at a time), until it's a nice soft dough.
You can shape it or cut it out with cookie cutters. Let it harden or bake it at 200 degree F until hard. Then paint

really easy but the kids have so much fun(well I do too:)!)

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