Thursday, December 23, 2010
Andrew told me there is a maze in our Christmas tree. He knows this, he says, because when he dropped a jingle bell into it, it made it's way all the to the bottom. Clear sign of a maze.
Andrew makes a marble track several times a week and it's become so routine that I never think to photograph it. He likes to put it together and then run to get us. Then he watches while Isaac and I pour marbles into it and chase the flying marbles around the room. Sometimes he sabotages the track on purpose and cracks up when we can't get the marble through quite right. Our downstairs neighbor has politely asked if we can try to keep the marbles on a rug as her desk is directly below our track building area. Poor lady. We've complied ever since.
This motley crew was suppose to make snowflakes yesterday afternoon, but after a few attempts, the Christmas train turned out to be way more appealing. So much for planning Christmas crafts. ;)
I am LOVING Mommy School. (But I think I need another name for it. Mommy School is starting to sound way too diminutive to me. Ideas?) Right now in Mommy School we are reading about the Nativity and Andrew's favorite part is when Joseph and Mary have to sleep in the hay. This year camping out with animals easily trumps some baby's birth. We're getting there, baby Jesus. We're getting there.
Here's his sketch of the "plot" of the book. Mary (with the black mohawk), Joseph and the donkey. What baby?? Didn't you see the donkey?!?! Who needs a baby when there is a donkey?
And for today? I'm hoping to get some pages of my December Daily assembled. I also want to make the parts to our elaborate Christmas cake so all I'll need to do is assemble it on Christmas day. A little more shopping and then we'll be ready for showtime.
Posted by Dave at 7:35 AM