Olivia's Christmas cookies
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We had our science group friends over for a holiday party yesterday. It was so much fun! The kids mostly played, and moms got to hang out and chat and laugh. Everyone brought yummy foods. Dawn brought cookies for the kids to decorate and Marie brought graham crackers, candies, icing to make gingerbread houses. Renee brought lots of yummy fruits, and arranged them so beautifully. The kids put on an impromptu play about snowflakes. They each had two lines, "I am a snowflake, I look like a ......lion" or whatever they chose to look like, then at the end , they said together, "WE ALL LOOK DIFFERENT,BUT WE ARE ALL SNOWFLAKES. WHEN WE GET TOGETHER, WE MAKE A GREAT SNOWMAN!" They made snowflake masks to hold up. They were so cute!
Other things we did this past week:
Went to the Scholastic Warehouse 50% off book sale. Found some great deals there, see Flicker pictures, if curious.....
Went to an unschooling group park day down in Santee. What a great group of friends! I love that we share similar ideas about homeschooling, and that the kids are so varied in ages, but all get along so well. Violet found a treasure map (looked like it was left there from a birthday party), so we went on a little treasure hunt. The kids did a lot of digging in the sand, and riding their scooters.
Violet went to a slumber party at her good friend, Hailey's out in Chino, this past weekend. They've been friends since birth, and mom Tracy and I have been friends since, gosh, I don't know, forever.....we used to work together at Home Savings, before it got bought out by WAMU.
Violet had Brownies last week, and they made some snowflake craft out of paper foam, and some Christmas cards for the city, for letting us use their building for our meetings.
Today, Olivia made a postcard for Nana & Grandpa and put it in the mailbox this morning. She made it from a Dover, make your own sticker postcards book , that we picked up at the library sale a few weeks ago. It's so neat that she wants to do these types of things now. She gets so happy about it.
Violet just put a couple of Batman Tattoos on Olivia's arms, from one of the books that we got at Scholastic. Now they're playing legos and Bratz dolls.
Read a lot of books last few days; Mrs Frizzle Ancient China, Dr Seuss The Sneetches and other stories, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens, Fantastic Mr Fox, Roald Dahl (we love his books!), Dr Seuss, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and Violet's reading The Timewarp Trio, Marco Polo. Olivia loves the Mercer Meyer Little Critters books, so we usually read several of those a day.
Off to make breakfast, then off to a park day later.