Preparations

We’ve been enjoying getting ready for Christmas each day by slowing down and doing things together. I had the girls make the dough for decorated sugar cookies. Of course, no child can cut out only a few, so the batch was doubled to please everyone’s cookie cutter needs. DSC_0772
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We made pecan tassies and couldn’t wait for them to be out of the oven! These have already disappeared!
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Each year we enjoy making “stained glass” pictures. This is a craft we made years ago back when I worked with Pre-K children before my home schooling days. Even the older kids enjoying the magic of watching the picture appear. We used a candle to trace a Christmas picture and then watercolor to watch the image appear. After these are dry, we hang them in a window and trim the edges with black to make it look like real stained glass.
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I decided this year I would make pajamas for each child to give them after the Christmas Vigil Mass, once we’ve celebrated with our Baby Jesus Birthday cake. I told the kids, this could turn out to be the most memorable Christmas with each child getting their pajamas and nothing fitting. I thought “if they fit,” they would enjoy sleeping in new pjs and waking up on Christmas morning wearing something handmade and new. I scored some great fabric on Black Friday at only $1.47 a yard!
I am not going to show them in full, since some of my family checks this blog!
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The two little girls will be getting nightgowns and the three others will get pj pants.
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We wish you a very special Christmas Eve. I am so thankful John is not in Afghanistan this Christmas! We plan to have a simple Christmas here at home all together!
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