Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Spirit.

Ya know, the past few years... I'm just not feeling it! I put my tree up early to try and channel the holiday spirit, but then life gets busy and I never get around to decorating to the extent of what I'd like. In fact, I'm either missing a bin of Christmas stuff, or threw out our old stockings in the anticipation that I would be motivated enough to get or make new ones. I really want to make these gorgeous ones.. or similar to them by Camille Roskelley.

I even went out and found some fabric... I'm not in love with any of it. So now there are 2 weeksish... I'm not counting, just guessing... and we have 0 stockings. I just found out, that I need to make a sixth stocking. Yes, that's right. NExt Christmas there will be an additional bundle of joy in the Shaw family. We are excited! Anyhow, I've been wanting to do all sorts of fun stuff with the kids... I don't have many ideas... so help a sista' out and leave me some easy, good, quality time things to do with the kids, pretty, pretty please!


  1. Wow! Congatulations!!! As for fun ideas for could have them write letters to santa and then print off a reply here:

  2. congrats!!! that is very exciting!

  3. Congratulations!! Very excited for you and I'm very much loving those stockings too!! As far as fun crafts to do with the kids - check pinterest to see what kid friendly activities are out there. I always snag awesome ideas. Maybe you could make melted snowman cookies. I'm making those today/tomorrow and think they'll be fun make and eat! Congratulations again!

  4. Congrats! :-) As for crafts, simple is best with kids their age. Get some beads and pipe cleaners to make wreaths and candy cane decorations. Make the paper chain so they can take one off each day (make two chains if Bailey and Trev will fight over it). Popsicle sticks painted can make candy cane "poles" use different paint, add googly eyes and you have a Christmas creature.
    But if you really want to get in the spirit, think of what you're going to give Jesus. And work on that with them. :-)