Thursday, December 11, 2008

Well this will be short and sweet as my little darlings are up already at 6:00am. I don't enjoy mornings like this when they get up so early. It makes for a loooong morning. Jake is up and getting ready for jazz band too so our house is buzzing.

We had family night last night. We watched Charlie Brown Christmas and ate Christmas Tree rice crispie treats. Super easy just use tree cut outs and sprinkle with colored balls. The kids thought I was clever!

Also I thought I would share some crafts we have done around here. Seems like there has been a lot. I have kinda stopped focusing so much on a letter and I am just letting the kids craft for awhile. There is so many things to do this time of season.

Here are some wreaths we made. I cut the middle out of a paper plate, let the kids paint it green and then glue small red balls on it. They also made these trees using different strips of paper.

These trees were done last week when the kids has a 2-hour delay. Tony, Brodie and Drew all decorated a tree with stickers, glitter glue and markers. I just cut the trees from construction paper. My house is covered with artwork!


Muru said...

Hi! Those Christmas Tree rice crispie treats look amazing!!! Want to share the recipe? I'd love to do those with my kids, but I wonder how you did them.

I've had a Christmas card factory here today. Still tons to do before Christmas...

GP & GM Campbell said...

THe Boys are not the only ones that think you are clever!!!
What fun. Does Sara P Have a blog or is she on Facebook? Seems I have not seen anything from her except on your blog now & then.
Love ya

~Sara said...

The recipe is easy. It is 1/4 cup butter and 4 cups marshmallows (I add a little extra cause we like ours gooey!). Heat on low on the stove, stirring constantly so it doesn't burn. When it is all melted add a few drops of food coloring and mix. Add 6 cups of Rice Crispies. Fold out onto a 9x11 greased pan. Butter your fingers to spread it over the pan or they will stick. Sprinkle pan with colored balls or colored sugar. Once they are cooled cut with a tree cookie cutter.

Muru said...

Thanks a lot!! Got to try it :) Marshmallows aren't as easy to find here as in the US, but I'll start to search for them. Can't wait to try these. Have a great weekend!