Monthly Archives December 2010

Ryan – 0 / Rudolph’s Nose – 2

I went in last Friday to help with Ryan’s class Christmas party. I, as I was 2 years ago, was in charge of the pin the nose on Rudolph game. I could have sworn Ryan had played pin the tail on the donkey before, but nope, I guess not. The boy not only had no…
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Tis the season…

With Christmas a couple days away, I thought I would share a portion of the many activities and lessons we’ve done throughout December, including fun with gingerbreads, reindeer and Nativity events. Oaklahoma Homeschool put together this wonderful Christmas Unit Study Homeschool Creations has this amazing resource, a Unit Study based on The Gingerbread Baby by…
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Away in a Manger, Baby!

Apparently these Wise Men arrived via dune buggy. Camels are so year one. When I came upon this little scene, I was reminded of this little scene over at Jeni’s.) I think our boys are soul brothers.)
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Oh Christmas Tree

We here at the Campbell Castle are constantly evaluating every item we own, least it take up more precious space than is necessary. For the first time in 3 years, we realized we simply would not be able to fit in a full-sized Fraser fir Christmas tree this year. But we were ok with that….
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Holiday Baking

I use this phrase a lot, so why stop now…Back in the day….yes, back in the day, I used to do tons and tons of baking. I was a teacher/athletic trainer at a high school and gave all the coaches a tin of holiday goodies. Here’s what I made: Hershey Buckeyes French Silk Fudge Butterscotch…
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Twas the day before the night before Christmas…

and Mommy just didn’t care. She didn’t feel the holiday spirit.  She didn’t feel the joy or excitement. She felt deep down bone tired and like she’d been run over by a truck like a rabbit. Her body was achy, her head threatened a divorce, her brain felt like it was leaking and all-in-all she…
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Five Little Snowmen

Jonah has been enjoying counting things, so I made a couple of counting boards to go along with the following poems. For the snowflakes, I printed out large snowflakes that I got from my clipart library, and cut them out. I laminated each flake with clear contact paper, and glued magnet strips to the backs….
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And life continues!

I feel as if I’m becoming myself again. For the past two years plus I have felt who I am slip away. I have watched my abilities dwindle. I lost the ability to do many things I love or enjoy doing. Cooking, baking, bread making, cross-stitching, cleaning, picking up my children, ect were all impossible…
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Crafting with Katie, Part 2

Another day has passed and I’ve successfully dodged doing anything related to getting ready for Christmas Day.  Yay me! Buoyed by our previous day of crafting, Katie and I decided to go another round.  This time Kate brought over some pretty gauzy material for the purposes of copying a necklace we’d seen. My part in…
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