Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Wishes! {All is Merry and Bright}

Peace, magic, love, anticipation . . .
Merry Christmas!

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah,the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger” (Luke 2).

Monday, December 21, 2009

Hello Monday {All Aboard the Polar Express, and SNOW!}

Hello Christmas Week.
What a crazy surprise! We took the boys to ride the Polar Express over the weekend, and woke up the next morning to the beginning of a blizzard.

Ready to ride the Polar Express

We had quite an adventure driving home -- turning a three hour trip into a 6 hour trip, but we managed to make it before the interstates were shut down.

All aboard!

The snow was beautiful, and the boys were wishing they could be outside playing in it instead of watching it from the car windows.

Magic . . .

and Wonder.

As soon as the boys woke up Saturday, they hurried outside to build the first snowman of the season, and then we snuggled in (happy to be home) with some hot chocolate and our favorite snow books:

The Snowy Day (Keats)
Snowballs (Ehlert)
Snow (Shulevitz)
Brave Irene (Steig)

Fun in the snow!

Snow days are the best!

Today we will happily celebrate the first day of winter -- wishing for more snow to come!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Hello Monday {The Tomten}

Have you seen the Tomten?

We read The Tomten by Astrid Lindgren for book time the other night, and the boys have been hoping to spot him ever since!

Check out Jump Into a Book for some fun book activities to accompany this book and The Tomten and the Fox.

Christmas countdown book fun!