The girls are one! We celebrated with a flamingo party with seventy (!!) of our closest friends. I spent about a month preparing. I made a lot of decorations. I made all of the food, the cake, cookies and cupcakes. I had a perfect backyard splash party planned.
20. Go see Santa! This was fantastic! We made a reservation to see Santa and were able to see him without waiting at all. Gray walked up to him, handed him his list, went over it and then happily took pictures. The girls didn’t cry and we were able to get this great picture of all of us:
Crafts, Christmas lists, shopping, and Rudolph. It was a pretty great week!
14. Go to Michael’s and pick out a Christmas craft. Gray picked out a huge Christmas mansion to build.
This week was awesome! We got caught up on some of our activities from last week, and fit in a lot of Christmas fun.
5. Make a gingerbread train. Like I wrote about last week, this thing was a disaster to construct. It was pretty hard to decorate too.
Activity: Salt dough ornaments.
Age of participants: Gray, 2 years 7 months
How we picked it: Gray picked making ornaments while looking at ideas on Pinterest.
Cost: This was (kind of) free. We already had all of the ingredients on hand.
Here’s what we did:
Preheat oven to 250.
Womp womp. We had a rough first week with the advent calendar, but still managed to have some Christmas fun!
Read Elf on the Shelf. This was okay. He named the elf Boobah. We read the story, and he enjoyed it. He also likes finding the elf in the morning, but he isn’t SUPER into it.
I am SO excited about Christmas this year! Gray understands who Santa is and is already decorating the house. We are introducing an advent calendar for the first time. Instead of candy, we are going to do a Christmas activity each day.
I found some awesome chalk paint at Walmart on clearance. It came with paint brushes and foam rollers and Gray LOVED it. I went to go buy more and they were sold out. I decided to make chalk paint with him and it wasn’t as successful.