December 24, 2015

Hunting and Advent

Kili ready for battle.

 Hunter troupe

 Bird troupe. How many can you count?
 Remember colorforms? THE BEST!
 Cutting up the heart.
 Frodo's first deer!
 A 10 point buck!
 Galadriel & the giant Costco Nutcracker
 Frodo's buck has seen better days.
 Cousin A's first deer, too!
 New bull calf
 Friend's adorable grandbaby
 Peg people party

 3 D Jesse Tree makings

 Bethlehem was set up at the beginning of Advent, each day 2 children each put up a person.
 Etsy Fig & Thimble is my favorite shop.  These are their priest and 2 altar boys pegs.
 At our homeschooling craft fair, one of the teachers was selling these lovely vestments for the family altar.  They are really lovely!
 Pegs, pegs and more pegs

 These are my nativity pegs as a little Advent gift for the children

 Mod Podge drying
 All good things take effort

 Making sausage

 Stockings were hung without much care in hopes that St. Nicholas' Day would soon be there, and not include coal.

 This year we even made our attempt as stuffing sausage skins. In case you ever want to try this, read the instructions on the bag 'o casings, they should be washed first, goes lickety split that way .

 PIE God baby is getting big!
 This little piggie when this way, this little piggy went that way, all little piggies went wah-wah-wah, all the way back home.

 Life is tiring at 2.
 92nd Nativity pageant at the Capitol.
 YES! At our Capitol!

 It was really beautiful, as usual.  Afterwards we went with cousins to grandma's for pizza.

For the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, we attended the Bishop's Traditional Latin Mass with the x-long cape. It was really magnificent. It's nice to see the Bishop honored in such a way.

 School, school, school, school, school and more school
 Prize for the most outdoor Christmas items in one yard.

 We were invited to our neighbor's Christmas party at PlayN and had a great time.

 We don't do Insanity Claus, but the littles were excited about it anyway.  Who wouldn't be excited about a big fat hairy man dressed in red and white?

 2 winners at our homeschooling spelling bee (notice neither of them are mine!!) However, one is our nephew/cousin (the one on the right). Great job boys! Cousin will be representing on the next level.
 The end.

1 comment:

  1. That was me next to the giant nutcracker!