Friday, December 3, 2010

Yay for Fridays

Maddison was ready to go to school this morning at 7.50am! She was rather cross with me that I wouldn't take her then! heheee I managed to hold her back till 8.20am. They had a dress up day today wearing something red & green. So as she is still managing to fit her little Indian outfit that's what she wore! :-)

I finished off the gifts for her teachers last night so she was pretty excited to take them and give them to them.
She did all the pink decorating on the cards and envelopes! ;-)

Really simply decorated - Prima flowers & leaves with a bling brad. And I was silly and forgot to take a pic of them before I wrapped them (duh!) so had to take them after the teachers had opened them.

Maddison got given a Santa hat, but didn't want to wear it, so the teacher popped it onto Samuel's head instead :-)
Maddison giving Samuel a wee foot massage :-)
Trying out the teachers antlers!
Yesterday I read on Nichol Magouirk's blog about a Christmas Countdown idea (she coincidentally got the idea from Rebecca Cooper's blog here). Anyway I really liked the idea (especially since it didn't involve sugar!) so I decided to do it too. You individually wrap 24 books and each night a child choses a book to read. :-)
Now we don't have many books on Christmas ... in fact when I went through the kids bookshelves the only one I found was how the Grinch stole Christmas. But I did have 2 Christmas books I bought on sale during the year put away for presents for Aaron & Maddison, so I have added them into the pile. The rest of the books are ones from their bookcase that we haven't read in a while. I liked the fact I didn't have to spend heaps of money (and Lyndon will like that too heheee), just wrapping paper and tape. The brown paper is a roll I have had in my stash for years and it's kinda see through so that's why I haven't used it before. But I decided it would be okay for the books! :-) I haven't wrapped 24 either because (a) tonight will be the first night we are doing it and (b) we are going on holiday before Christmas. So I have just done enough up until we go away. (I'm looking forward to adding books for next year when I find them in sales during the year.) :-)
This morning Samuel found the basket under the tree ...

Very tasty it was too :-)
I had to distract him with something else, but that didn't last long hehee

When Maddison finished school today I took Santa's helper with me to pick her up :-) I bought this hat for Aaron's first Christmas and when Maddison wore it last year the bell got pulled off!
So that's been our morning.
This afternoon I have another present or 3 to do! So that's what I am off to do.
Have a great weekend & thanks for visiting.


blairsboys said...

She looks so cute in that outfit! Love the pic of her holding the presents too :-)

And WOW, what a cool idea with the books! I totally love it!

Annie@Ambriel said...

Maddison looked so pretty in the dress.. :)
Such pretty frames :)

Samuel has got some fabulous hats/caps.. :)

allthingspurple said...

wow..Maddison looks really pretty in her Bengali costume! And it's great that you scrapbook for the teachers. It makes a wonderful gift

And so that's what a book basket is all about. It's a great idea! I think I will adopt it over Chinese New Year, since we don't celebrate Christmas *grin*

YOu guys have a great Christmas this year then!