Friday, December 7, 2012

Weekly Wrap-Up: First Week of Advent

This year, the kids were excited to put their shoes out the night before the feast day of Saint Nicholas.  In the morning, they found candy canes and a small toy left for them!  Chocolate coins are traditional, but I couldn't find any that fit with our food restrictions, so instead, for afternoon tea, we had hot chocolate with peppermint whipped cream to celebrate.

We are not doing the Truth in the Tinsel in its entirety this year, but Miss M is doing some of the days when they match up with our daily devotions.  She loved making the stained glass candle craft, which is hanging in the window near our table now.


One of the activities in our Advent calendar this week was to read a Christmas book by flashlight.  This was the highlight of the week for The Bug, who is crazy about flashlights.

We did do regular school this week, including a fun experiment with electricity with some friends of ours, but of course I forgot to take my camera with us!

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