Thursday, December 22, 2011

Even though our crafting didn’t really happen this year, we’ve been enjoying the season.

Dec22_ChristmasThe tree is ready, the presents are all wrapped, and Anna is all excited about Christmas morning. I admit that I am excited too!

Dec21_ChristmasLightsAnna went on her very first field trip on a “real school bus” with her winter camp and tried skating for the very first time. Too bad that we were not there to take a picture. We also went to San Jose “Christmas in the Park” and enjoyed beautiful animated displays there as well as in our own neighborhood.

Dec20_HanukkahAnna is taking her responsibilities of an “official candle lighter” of Hanukkah very seriously. It’s neat that Hanukkah overlaps with Christmas this year!

Dec22_CelebrateEverythingWe had a few of Anna’s friends over for a “Hanukkah winter party”. I read the kids the story of Hanukkah, we decorated cookies, played a dreidel and made Christmas tree ornaments. Interestingly, everyone knew how to play dreidel – they learned it in school together with a song to go with it.

I am very grateful this year – for my family, my health, my friends and for having enough for all we need and for most of what we want. I am truly blessed.


Mom and Kiddo said...

Enjoying a relaxing season is better than crafting any day! :)

Kelly said...

It all sounds wonderful! Have a wondeful holiday.

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An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

I agree with Kelly - it all sound wonderful! Did Anna like skating?

Debbie said...

I am so with you, I am pretty excited for this Christmas too. I was wondering the same thing as Leah, did Anna like skating?

MaryAnne said...

Johnny learned how to play dreidel in preschool. I need him to teach me!

Emma is SO anxious to go on a field trip on a school bus. Hopefully she'll have the opportunity, sometime soon.

Kim said...

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah!