Monday, December 8, 2008

Spreading the Christmas Cheer with Our Children!

Like most children... Blake prefers to put all of the ornaments on the one branch. Don't touch the Poinsettia Nolan it's poison! Don't worry... this wasn't at my house.
The tree... Love the branch at the bottom? I just couldn't cut it, it is to funny,
and he houses most of the ornaments.
Seeing the look on Blake and Nolan's face when we plugged in the Christmas tree last night was enough to melt Doug and I hearts. They gaze up to the 10 foot beast of a tree with such wonder and delight. Blake is so fun this year.... he wants to help with all of the details of getting decorated for the birth of our Savior Jesus. We have decided this year to really try and make the house look festive using child friendly and child created decorations.
Blake and I made a 20some foot long chain out of construction paper. He loves to cut and glue so I thought this project would be a lot of fun for him and it was. He takes such pride in his work and all he kept saying is "I can't wait to surprise daddy... he will be so excited to see the biggest chain-saw ever in the world."
Okay, yes my child thinks it is a chain-saw... but oh well we had a blast putting it all together.
Hearing him laugh and the joy it brought him to have helped in the decorating is just magical.
All you need for this project is:
  1. Construction Paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue

4. A smile on your face... don't worry if you aren't starting with a smile,

I guarantee you will end with one.

Blake is really starting to enjoy the snow.
Another fun child friendly project is Making Snowflakes!
It is simple, easy for young children and fun.
All you need is:
  1. White paper
  2. scissors
  3. glue
  4. We sprinkled them with glitter for an added effect of elegance!

I hope you and your families are having fun this season. Keep the joy of the Christmas Spirit and remember that Christmas doesn't have to be stressful and overwhelming. It is about the birth of Jesus and spending time with all of God's children.
God Bless you all this holiday season!
Hugs, Dana

6 comments:

Simply Dandy said...

That brings back such memories, I can remember making snowflakes as a little girl. I love your construction paper garland...what a precious memory to have in years to come.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

Sue said...

So adorable. I had so much fun with you guys today. Blake was so cute decorating the little Christmas tree. I can't wait till you share his story from this morning.
Love,
Mom

Kate, Jason, Ella, Jack and Linc said...

Dana - I love the garland! Great idea to spend sometime making fun decorations!!!! You're such a great mom.

Sheryl at Friendship Cottage said...

You have captured the spirit of Christmas - such sweet memories for your family to treasure. I know what Emma and I will be doing tomorrow!
Love - Sheryl

Nancy said...

Dana, how wonderful!! I remember those days...they go by toooo fast!!! Enjoy every min. Blessings, Nancy

Cindy Flora said...

oh what fun - your house looks so festive and looks like Blake is having a blast

Love - Cindy