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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Honing My Fine Glue Gun Skillz

I've been on a bit of a blogging hiatus this week, mostly because I've been crazy-busy with stuff that coincides with the celebration of Christmas. (I'm thinking next year I'm going to celebrate a holiday that doesn't take as much preparation, decoration, or perspiration. Kwanzaa? Hanukkah? Maybe I should learn how to spell those first. Hm. Or maybe I'll just stick with Christmas.)

Anyway, one of the many activities that has been occupying my time has been Jakob's Kindergarten Christmas party. I made these little popsicle star ornaments, with my hot glue gun. Yep, I'm practically a pro now. If anyone is looking to mass-produce popsicle star ornaments, I'm definitely your woman. For a very large fee.

The other activities we had were coloring a picture, and stringing a macaroni necklace (here's Ty with his):

Jakob's Halloween party was way too complicated; we had too many activities and too much going on. But the Christmas party we had too little, so the kids were done in a matter of a few minutes. Doh!

Here's Kaylan, taking extra care making her star:

I just realized I have no idea where Jakob's star went. But his necklace is hanging on his bed post. The things that kid treasures!

Here's Ila and Jakob. Arin and I are kind of hoping they end up getting married. Jakob is already planning on it after his mission. You know, the whole "girl/boy next door" thing.

Yes, not enough activities this time around, but I think the kids still had fun. And we gave them a sweet bag of sweets at the end. Although the gum (bought at the dollar store) left much to be desired. It was awful! Live and learn, though, eh?


Rachel said...

You definately had a busy week! I'm sure you are relieved to have it over. The activities looked fun for kindergarten. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

Rachel said...

You definately had a busy week! I'm sure you are relieved to have it over. The activities looked fun for kindergarten. I hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

Aprillium said...

Wow! Aren't kids funny!

K, so random tidbit by April...

You know how you are never interested romantically in siblings? (I know kinda gross, but bare with me here!) Well, come to find out, there is a part of your brain that registers not to be interested in certain people... aka siblings. This is triggered by the amount of time you spent with a given person when you were little aka growing up. (Discovery Channel FTW!) So Loads of time = no romance... and little or no time = possible romance.
Yeah, so that Discovery Channel show was talking about inbreeding (EW!) and why a brother and sister that were raised separately could be romantically interested in one another (Yuck, yuck, yuck)
Ok, I'm done...

Fun fun


Gotta love the random trivia via April eh?

Layton Mom said...

The kids had fun and that is all that matters. Little Miss promptly stole the macaroni necklace and Duder helped devour the treats. I have no idea where the star is, maybe in her backpack?

suzy Q. said...

You don't want to jump to Kwanzaa or Hanukkah because they both last longer than a week...Christmas is just one, think about that one next least its not all month long!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

suzy Q. said...

Not that I have anything against Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, just as a parent I think I'd stick to the lesser the better ;)

Karlenn said...

Yay! I'm glad you posted! Now that I "live" far away for this week, your blog is my lifeline!! I love those stars. They turned out really cute.