Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas countdown 8 - candles and gift-giving

Today's advent surprise: A new holiday mug, filled with honey lemon "tea." With a car on it!

Since you can't see it in the photo, here's a closeup from Crate and Barrel.

We haven't seen Miss Molly in a while, since the classes seem to conflict with school and swim schedules. We decided to bring her Christmas gift early: A snowman placemat / napkin set, with some bird napkins and an outlier Halloween napkin.

 Starboy didn't want the gift to be a "surprise," So we just tied a ribbon around the set, and added one of his hand painted ornaments. She loved it!

Molly had two crafts at her Sunday workshop — winter light! Starboy loves hand rolling beeswax candles.

And he had great fun creating this tea light out of glitter pipe cleaners and air dry clay.

Today's story: "On Christmas Eve," by Margaret Wise Brown. It's about four kids who sneak out of bed in the middle of the night to see whether they got any loot, and they are rewarded with hearing Christmas carolers outside. A lovely story. But I hope Starboy doesn't get any big ideas about sneaking out of bed and roaming the house in the middle of the night.

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