It is Christmas time.. a busy time and a family and friends time. This week I am showing you some snippets of pre – Christmas activities. First, and very importantly, the decoration of the Christmas tree. We have had this tree since my son was about the age our grandson is now. We tried real trees, but not good for me (made me sneeze and wheeze) and not good for the environment ( a later consideration). Every year Michael and I would buy one new special decoration to add to the tree. One year we came home with a whole new tree – a pre Christmas special I could not resist. We still use the same tree and the same decorations. There are even two which our son made at infants school for us.
This week one of Matty’s friends came to visit, a very special visit – the decoration of the tree. I can’t actually show you their beautiful faces, but I sneaked in a tiny snippet. They had such fun and worked so co-operatively. The funny thing is, one side is gold and the other silver, usually it is one or the other. Matty chose gold tinsel and Lilli chose silver! They were also fascinated by the hand made decorations made by Matty’s daddy so long ago. And they were very happy and proud of their efforts, as of course we were.
The picture in the middle is another kind of Christmas preparation. I gave each of my young students a little present…a special kind of pencil…and spent hours rolling each one up in cellophane and tying on ribbons. Then I tied them into four bunches…one bunch for each class. And they loved them too:)
Happy Holidays and Happy Christmas:))
Thank you for a fun year on Mandarin Orange Monday. MoM is taking a short break, as is Geometric Friday.
Mandarin Orange Monday will be back 25 January, 2015. In the meantime, I hope to join in as memes and challenges as I can.