Hi! Thank you for stopping by today! My name is Bronwyn. I am a follower of Jesus, wife of a Marine, and mother of 2 autistic boys. We have been a homeschooling family for going on 7 years now and loving it! I also love to read, cook, bake, and walk.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Enjoying Christmastime

Our day got off to a bit of a rough start as Tyler was grumpy and Christian got up way too early and Lucy decided she is going to try and dig her way to China from the backyard.  I quickly straightened out though and ended up being a pretty good day overall.
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!


Mrs. C said...

Great post! I wish I had your energy and creative ideas. :]

Leslie said...

Still catching up and loving reading about all you are doing. Where did you find the game? It does look like fun.

Love the names on the garland too! What a great way to keep them visually in front of you! You are such an amazing teacher!!! Wish you lived closer. :-)

BTW, the snow unit we are doing next is one of the FIAR lessons, so I won't be coming up with too much - except for co-op day which is next week and it's my turn to co-teach. Hope you are having a great week.


Bronwyn said...

The game is from Familyman Ministries. Here is the link if you are interested. http://www.familymanweb.com/store/to-bethlehem-the-christmas-game-for-the-entire-family
It is a lot of fun. I am sure it would be even more fun with a bigger family.
Wish you lived closer too! I love reading about all the interesting things your co-op does. We just don't have enough people here to do something like that but I sure would love it if we did!
I hope you have a great week too!

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