December 16, 2010

The Dragon and the Turtle

So I forgot to tell you that I have signed up on the blogging for books website. I am very excited about this opportunity and cant wait to see what books are in store to choose from next. Here is my review for my first book.

One day as Roger the turtle is playing pirate he realizes he has gotten lost. Padraig the dragon sees Roger and wonders why Roger looks so sad. When Padraig finds out Roger can't find his home he offers to help him. After checking several houses they finally find Roger's home. Through their journey Roger and Padraig become friends.

I think this book is great. I really like how the book shows that the dragon and turtle have differences but in the end become great friends. I also liked that at the end of the book the author included a bible verse to reference with the kids about friendship. There was also a recipe included that the kids are very excited about trying. After reading this book my son was so excited about it he made sure he was going to be able to keep it. 

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review

December 13, 2010

Christmas Tree

I know I am late getting these pictures up. We have had our trees up since the weekend after Thanksgiving but I wanted to share them with you.

Our new tree in the snowman tree!

Our living room tree

December 8, 2010

Snowman Craft

When we remodled our living room and I was thinking of what I wanted to hang on the walls I thought what would be better than to display our childrens artwork. Last week I decided to let the kids make snowmen for their frames. I gave them lots of supplies, even told them to get twigs from outside. The idea was this was their masterpiece and to make it the way they wanted to. I think they turned out great and wanted to share them with you!

Bryanna's is on the left, BW's on the right. If you look carefully at Bryanna's she even added a Charlie Brown Tree.

December 7, 2010

I Love Christmas

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and now we are on to the Christmas Holiday. I love favorite holiday! Not only is it the time to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior but I love the time spent with family and friends. The decorations, smells of candles and the baking. I miss having my dad around to spend it with but I know where he is and that makes it so much easier.

The other night BW told us that we didnt have to buy him any presents he just wanted us to celebrate Christmas. We asked him how he wanted to celebrate and this is what he said "singing, dancing, decorating or anything like that". That of course melted my heart. But of course when we started wrapping presents last night and there was some for him that excited him. I love to hear the kids try to guess what is in the box when they put a present under the funny!

We are also adding in some fun things each day by doing crafts or baking something together. Tonight I have a little surprise for them we are going to meet some family and friends and go see a movie.

What kinds of special things do you do during this holiday season?