In my life this week…
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Merry Christmas Everyone!
I did some research. after Christie’s comment that their ornaments had worked. I Googled “differences in acrylic paint” and ended up on a website meant for painters. What I now believe was used was something called Fluid Acrylic paints. These are found in the ‘Artist’ Section of out local store as opposed to the ‘Craft’ section. In shaking the bottle it was noticeably fluid. Unfortunately they were between 9 and 14 dollars a bottle. Compared to the $1.99 bottles I bought the first time it is out of our price range for a craft.
We spent Saturday evening setting up the Christmas Tree. My wife was out doing Hour of Code so I gave the kids the task of hauling the Christmas Tree up and getting it put together. They also put on the lights and the tinsel at my request. We then waited for my wife to return to put on the ornaments.
Last Friday night we went to my wife’s Christmas party. It was themed as the Golden Age of Hollywood. It was a lot of fun and we won a one night stay at the hotel it was being held at. The food was appetizers being brought around on trays. At one point we
accidentally camped out at the kitchen door. The bacon wrapped scallops didn’t make it 5 feet the first time and maybe 10 the second.
Again not happening and probably won’t until the new year.
In our homeschool this week…
Mostly just plugging through. My wife volunteered and did two sessions of ‘Hour of Code’ The first was last Thursday and the second was on Saturday. It meant that some of the homeschoolers finally got to meet my wife and the kids had lots of fun having Elsa and Anna make snowflakes.
We finished up really on Thursday. Friday the kids went and helped Grandma setup for doing Christmas Hampers. They arranged all the non perishable food on tables, put out signs and taped arrows on the path we were to follow on Saturday. In the afternoon I made an attempt to go Christmas shopping but I wasn’t expecting the crowds during school time. I was planning on letting the older two free in the store but as crowded it was it didn’t feel safe. We will go back Monday morning with my wife.
We are Reading…
Philip reread Divergent this week.
Margaret read Insurgent and started reading Allegiant.
I finished my Christmas baking other than I need to make seconds of a few for the Christmas Dinner Cookie Tray.
We made gingerbread with me making the dough, the kids rolling, cutting and baking. As you can see having three workstations on one table, for three kids makes one huge mess.
With the last batch, Cinnamon Stars, I let the lick the bowl. I don’t let this happen every time mostly because I am pretty good about getting everything out in the first place. The other reason… Well the pictures tell that story. The best I can do describing it is one bowl, one steak, three dogs…
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4 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap up: Christmas Break”
I love your colorful tree and sweet Ian is just so stinkin’ cute! Margaret and Philip look very proud to be touching the ceiling! I have to say that paint at $9-$14 a bottle is out of my price range too!
OOPS! I forgot to wish you guys a very Merry Christmas and a healthy Happy New Year! It has been an honor getting to know your lovely family!
Oh goodness that’s expensive paint. We used the cheap 99 cent acrylic paint from Michael’s. I should send pictures of how our ornaments turned out. Maybe it was a quantity issue.
The cookie making looks like it was fun. Those cookies are never tidy to make, but oh so much fun!
I hope you all have a wonderful and merry Christmas!
I am getting a little obsessive with these ornaments. They looked so good on pinterest but came out so badly for us. The paint I bought was from Michaels and other than I am up In Canada so $1.99 rather than 99 cents I am guessing we bought from the same aisle. I am going to end up back there shaking bottles.
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