This post is about what we did for fun during Christmas 2017. You can read about what we cooked and baked here, and how we decorated the house here. I am personally counting decorating and cooking/eating as fun, but I wanted to talk specifically about the "activities" that … [Read more...]
English tea birthday party.
We celebrated Sonia's 11th birthday with an English tea birthday party and it was a lot of fun. We try to make each birthday party special although sometimes we end up going the "easy" route and just celebrate at a party place, Chuck E Cheese style. I always leave those places … [Read more...]
New Easter traditions
I realize I am a week late writing about Easter, but that's how my timing works. The past week was packed with kids activities and catching up on chores and errands-- our normal rhythm these days. The daily life pressures and rewards augmented what truly is important: I just … [Read more...]
Sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day.
Yesterday we baked sugar cookies for the kids to take to school instead of customary Valentines. We have our favorite sugar cookie recipe but decided to try something new this year. We chose a recipe featured here. We skipped the frosting to make packaging and transporting them … [Read more...]
Valentine’s Day for kids.
The Valentine's Day preparations are in full swing in my kids' school. They will be having a party and a Valentine cards exchange-- the same protocol as in the past years. They pretty much know the drill by now: buy (or make) Valentines, sign one for each child in their class, … [Read more...]