Monday, December 22, 2014

Merry Christmas Eve Eve Eve!

I took a meal to a family with a new little one today. Oh my goodness… it is so easy to forget how teeny tiny babies are! And how fast they grow...
We are officially on break from homeschool (except The Professor who voluntarily chose to continue working on a few subjects) and everyone is having fun just decompressing. Last Friday, my oldest two attended a Jane Austen themed Costume Christmas Party/ Book Club. Their book club chose to discuss Emma and since it was close to Christmas, they decided to turn the book club into a costumed Christmas party.
It was so much fun to see all of those kids dressed up in their Regency finery and enjoying themselves together.

We have also been celebrating the O Antiphons every night with two new Wise Men books for our Christmas book collection (O Wisdom):

(I had not realized how lacking in Wise Men stories we were), tiny gingerbread house cookies which quite literally flopped (O Lord and Ruler of the House of Israel), root beer (O Root of Jesse), chocolate keys (O Key of David), Texas Sunrise mocktails (O Dayspring) , and crown cookies (O King of the Nations), much like years past.
The past couple of days, I've been doing some last minute Christmas gift making. These little beauties are going to a family we know with 5 girls. I hope you can tell which saints they are.
And the one below is for a special Mass friend of Cupcake's- they like to hunt for Itsy Bitsy Spiders together and practice going to Confession. These little dolls were really fun to paint and I can't wait to see the girls open them.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!