Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Christmas Crunch Time

Christmas preparations were in full swing this week.
To start it off, guess who showed up at our door?  SANTA
He told the kids to be sure to hug their mom and dad each day and say, "I love you." Thank you Santa.

A lot of other visitors came to our door--mostly the kids friends delivering presents. Sofie made danish apple cakes for some of our friends and we wrapped them with a little Danish flag.

Adrie was sick for a whole week with fever, cold, sore throat, c

Elf on the Shelf was a little more creative and adventurous, before his departure on Christmas Eve.

Sofie's grandma from Sweden sent homemade cookies. For her they were the smell of Christmas.

The first graders made gingerbread houses with gobs of frosting and candy

Christmas book lunch with my favorite book ladies. We've been getting together for 8 years?? I have read so many life-changing books with this group. We should have a name. This month we read, "Life of our Lord" by Charles Dickens. For the first time, we had a gift book exchange. Everyone  brought a wrapped book that they had read and loved. We each wrote a message of why we chose the book in the front cover and then we passed them around with a "left/right" game.  What a variety of books were shared from   The Day the Crayons Quit to War and Peace.  It was really hard for me to pick a book for this group. But in the end I gave Total Money Makeover because that's one I think everyone could benefit from. 

It's almost Christmas and we are ready!

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