Advent 2017: Day 9

Thumper is still recuperating and the Barn Owl is now ill, so the both of them had to stay home today whilst the rest of us attended the first Christmas party of the season.

 

The electronics kit that the kids are playing with is called Snap Circuits‘, and was a gift to us a few Christmases ago. It’s really cool toy which gives the kids safe boundaries within which to design and build electrical circuits, and keeps the kids occupied for hours! Even 2 year old Thumper is now able to build a simple circuit to power a spinning toy. (Buyer’s note: I think this was probably from a local toy store called Growing Fun, but you can get it off Amazon.)

We also did an origami Joseph doll as part of our ‘Truth in the Tinsel’ advent craft of the day. It’s the same one from the origami nativity that I made on Day 6.

P.S. We are following the Advent calendar from Truth In The Tinsel this year!

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Advent 2017: Day 6

Wednesday is always one of our busiest days in the week!

I got the instructions for the paper origami Nativity scene from a Christmas greeting card post on Zsuzsi Origami.

P.S. We are following the Advent calendar from Truth In The Tinsel this year!

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Advent 2017: Day 5

Well now, we had some friends round in the morning to join us in our Advent activities – and they brought a delicious homemade gift! 10/10 would playdate again.

The kids really liked the origami angel that I folded yesterday, so we tried our hand at folding paper ‘Mary’ dolls together. We followed these instructions from Soulful Mamahood. I was surprised that the kids could actually do it with some guidance, although they had to be constantly reminded to be slow and precise with each fold! Origami is a real exercise in patience.

P.S. We are following the Advent calendar from Truth In The Tinsel this year!

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Advent 2017: Day 4

Today, the children got a chance to go out with their Godparents and Godsisters! That’s a real treat both for them and for us. The Barn Owl and I were able to spend the entire day together, something we haven’t done since Thumper was born.

The origami angel was a little bit difficult for the kids to accomplish themselves, so we only made one. I got the Angel Origami folding instructions from the Origami Resource Center here.

P.S. We are following the Advent calendar from Truth In The Tinsel this year!

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Advent 2017: Day 3

It’s Sunday! Sunday is Funday, and especially so when the Barn Owl doesn’t have to go to the office!

By the way, I normally don’t like to run errands on Sunday because of Reasons, but the Barn Owl had a parcel of papers to that needed urgent delivery.

P.S. We are following the Advent calendar from Truth In The Tinsel this year!

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Advent 2017: Day 2

Unfortunately, the Barn Owl had to work today – but we contrive to have fun without him. In any case, we got some amazing news today – we have a brand new Outlaw, the Baby K! The kids insisted on making Baby K a special music video to welcome her to the family.

By the way, the game we are playing is Carcassonne. It’s a really elegant and pretty card-laying strategy game which the kids really enjoy playing together with us. It’s so much fun, J and Little E often play it together for hours even when I’m too busy to play with them. In fact, they were playing it this afternoon whilst I was editing today’s video.

Buyers Note: We got our copy from My First Games but you can also find this game on Amazon.

P.S. We are following the Advent calendar from Truth In The Tinsel this year!

P.P.S. Check out our other Advent posts here with lots of crafty fun for the season and subscribe to our YouTube channel!

Advent 2017: Day 1

I’m going to try something new this Advent – challenging myself to make a video a day for the Advent 2017 season. Let’s see how far I get!

P.S. We are following the Advent calendar from Truth In The Tinsel this year (Thanks, Ruth!)

P.P.S. Check out our Christmas 2013 video here and our other Advent posts here with lots of crafty fun for the season