This was the least snowy year Chicago has had in 129 years, and every day that went by meant that we were setting a new snow-less record!
But it is finally snowing, and I'm enjoying that!
I'm also enjoying that I am getting to the end of my Christmas Project Life pages. Not to be a grinch, but I'm looking forward to Valentine's Day (and all the pretty hearts that go along with it!). Plus, looking at Christmas stuff makes me a little sad that Christmas is over and I have to wait a whole 11 months for it to come back!
This week we started out in Chicago, then flew to the east coast. So, my left page protector is all about our Chicago Christmas stuff, and the right one is all New York!
Middle Row: Getting ready to start painting
Bottom Row: AJ concentrating very hard on his painting ~ Our ornaments, waiting for the paint to try
AJ suggested that we create our own ornaments for our tree. We used a really simple salt dough and some of my Christmas cookie cutters to create our shapes. Then, we broke out the paint and glitter to decorate our ornaments. They were so much fun to make, and I love how they look on our Christmas tree! I think AJ had fun too, even though he "hates arts"!
Top Row: One of the Christmas cards we sent out this year ~ Benny by the Christmas tree ~ One of my favorite decorations
Middle Row: The house, finally decorated with lights ~ Mail from England ~ Santa Cupcakes
Bottom Row: Napkin ring making supplies ~ The table, all set and ready for Christmas Eve ~ The dessert table, waiting for the desserts
We spent lots of time getting ready for 12.24 We made napkin rings, set the tables and ran errands. But, we still made time for a family dinner at Mama T's and driving around to look at lights.
Well, I'm off to go look at the pretty snow! And enjoy some quiet before schools starts. My students are working on a group research project, which is great, but also a little bit loud! But a good loud, the kind of loud where they are sharing ideas and learning from each other,which is a very good loud!
What are you up to this weekend?