We started this morning with our Jesse tree. We read the verses and hung up the ornament. This our first year doing the Jesse tree and we are really enjoying it. We are using the ornaments and verses from Tired, need sleep.
Here is a picture of our Jesse tree so far.
We are studying the names of Jesus instead of our regular Bible book right now. I had bookmarked a beautiful garland craft with the names of Jesus that I wanted to do this Christmas to go with our study. I decided to change it to ornaments however because I don't have enough ribbon for garland. I hung them by our dining room window which is where we do school as a reminder of some of the names we are studying.
I am very pleased with how they turned out. It was also another opportunity to use my new circle cutter. :) Yes, I really am that geeky.
This afternoon I made peppermint playdough for Christian which turned out nicely but he wasn't interested in it today ( he got up WAY too early). We will try it tomorrow and I think because I have enough we will use some to make candy cane ornaments too.
This evening I made hot chocolate in my cocomotion. I got it last year for Christmas from my hubby and I LOVE it. It is so easy and makes awesome cocoa.
If you love hot chocolate you might want to check it out. While I was having my hot chocolate we played To Bethlehem. We got the game last year but I never has a chance to play it with the rest of the family because Christian was sick and I was busy taking care of him. It is sooo much fun. It has all kinds of cards with great discussions on different things about Christmas and you have to do crazy things like put a towel on your head or wear socks on your hands. You also get to sing Christmas songs and it is just a fun family time.
Tyler won the game but we all had a great time playing.
Tomorrow I think we need to start some Christmas baking because everybody keeps asking about it. Usually I have baked a ton by now but I just haven't been able to find a good block of time yet. I think I will get everything ready tonight and maybe I can start tomorrow.
I need to go now and prepare for tomorrow.
I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays as much as we are here!