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Reindeer snacks

Reindeer snack

Bjørn’s classmate handed out the sweetest Christmas treat for his buddies at school yesterday — reindeer food!

Very simply, it’s oatmeal (uncooked!) with some glitter sprinkled in for the kids to scatter on their yards as a thank you to Santa’s reindeer for all their hard work.

I love this, and plan to send the kids out to dispense it when it’s time for us to bring all the presents out of hiding (between dinner & before the dancing around the tress dancing commences).

The poem reads:

Sprinkle on the lawn at night

The moon will make it sparkle bright

Santa’s reindeer fly and roam

This will guide them to your home

Tor’s memory game

Tor's memory game

shhh! Don’t tell him, but this is one of Tor’s Christmas presents this year. I selected some of my favorite pictures on Flickr from this past year and had a memory game made of them by They are Moo’s basic photo business cards. Nifty, eh?

The only thing I don’t like is that the prints came out a bit too dark for my liking, but my to-do list this week is too full to get a second set re-printed. Next time, I’ll know better.

Regardless, they’re happy cards and I know Tor (who is four now) will be tickled.

Giant pipe cleaner party!

Giant pipe cleaner party

We had a bunch of kids running around over Thanksgiving, and my brother had the brilliant idea to purchase this Giant Pipe Cleaner Party Craft Kit. The man is a genius.

All six kids found plenty (contained) fun to be had with it & the grown-ups had some (relatively) quiet time to catch up. Read more

Hark the {paper and pom-pom} angels!


Tor (4) asked to make a paper project with cones like I’d used for the advent calendar the other day and this is what we came up with: simple angels with pom-pom heads. Tor did all the cutting, taping assembly himself. I just wrapped the cone shape for him. Read more

A CRAFTY Holiday gift guide!

Christmas treeHo-ho-ho! It’s that time of year again! I thought it would be fun to browse through our past activities and find gifts for you and your kids to make this holiday season, as well as share some of our favorite crafty store-bought gifts that have withstood the test of time — I hate it when I buy something that gets used with enthusiasm at first and then tossed aside.

As we come up with new gift ideas I’ll post them here, so do check back every now and again :-) Read more