Holiday Gift Guide

I know you don’t want to hear the C word, but I have to drop it in this entry. 

Christmas. 

Every year at this time I say “next year I’m going to start early” then the next year comes and I don’t. I can’t be the only one, right? This year I was a little ahead, but not by much. Typically I ask the kids to write out things they’d like for Christmas and then star or highlight their top few picks so that I know the one or two things they really want.  I thought I’d share some of the top things with you guys in case you’re stuck on what to get the kids in your life.

What They Want For Christmas

Lest We Forget

Today we stop, to remember the people who fight for our country, the people who keep our nation free, for the soldiers still fighting and for those that will never make it home.

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
 -Joseph Campbell 

“The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men”. – Minot J. Savage

Halloween 2016

 

Halloween was fun. The weather stayed gorgeous so we didn’t have to trick or treat in the snow (seriously, we’ve done it some years) This year C went with a friend – yes my 15 year old still trick or treats, no I don’t even care if you think that’s ‘okay’ or not. He enjoys it and his happiness means more to me than some random online people. C dressed up as Gingy (the gingerbread man from Shrek) and had a blast. Mister was The Grim Reaper, Blue was a demon, Lady Girl was a witch and Little Miss was a ghost. We lucked out and found the boys’ costumes at goodwill (in mint condition) and the girls re-used old handmade costumes that we added new colours and accessories to.  They were super cute. This year Little Miss was just over 2, so it was her first year out of the stroller, walking up to houses. She made it over half way before needing to be put in the stroller.  She was absolutely adorable with her little “trick or treeaat” and “thank goo” <3

How was your Halloween?

 

Easter

Easter was fairly laid back around here.
We typically don’t do Easter hunts, mostly because our yard is usually muddy this time of year and traditionally our families just did baskets growing up.
Our kids are happy getting baskets filled with goodies. This year the older kids’ consisted of chocolates, colouring books/crayons, spinbrushes and a beanie boos (my kids are currently obsessed with them!)  while Little miss had goldfish, cheese crackers and fruit loops in her eggs, plus some random toys & stuffies. I must have been good this year because I ended up with some chocolate and my own beanie boo (I’m a bit obsessed too)

The bubbles were the biggest hit with Little Miss this year. She ran around the room ‘catching’ them. I think an automatic bubble blower is needed this year.

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I hope Easter was good to you and your family.

That your day was filled with happiness, laughter, love, and a bit of chocolate.