Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We Play - Christmas things

This week we've been baking. Gingerbread and shortbread, gluten free and yummy, for our Christmas cookie boxes that we give as presents to teachers, workmates, family and friends.

Last Sunday we put up and decorated our tree. It was a wonderful day for all of us.

The little girls and I have been busy making lavender bags to give as drawer scents as part of the special gifts for special teachers that we're putting together. We're using lavender we collected and dried from our garden, and leftover pink sparkly mesh from my 5 year old's fairy party back in May.

And although I can't show you a photo of it, we've also been busy singing Christmas carols, attending Christmas club, holding mock Christmas concerts at home (where the big girls can practice their school / kinder concert routines, and the toddler can join in with great enthusiasm), watching Christmas Wiggles DVDs, and attending Christmas parties.

Blessings of the season to you all. I won't be playing in this meme now until after Christmas (ironically, because there is too much on!) but I wish each and every one of you a joyful and peaceful Christmastime and plenty of play to fill every heart.


  1. What wonderful xmas preparations! We put up our xmas tree on the weekend too - and I always put on the xmas cds when we do this, but we've just moved house and I couldn't find them...so we provided our own sound track. Can't tell you how funny it was :-) xxx

  2. It sounds like your house has a lot of the same things happening in it as mine does. Nightly there are concerts to Hi5 Christmas (with costume changes)and we wake in the morning with a rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas.

    It's gettting harder andharder to keep up, isn't it? Have a great Christmas if I don't make it back before then :)

  3. Do you have a favorite gluten free recipe for cut out cookies? Also, I linked to your last weeks post about water play in my this weeks post about quick preschool activities. Thank you!

  4. Hey, Alissa, thanks for the link! Very kind ;-)

    I've had a few requests for my g free gingerbread recipe so I'm going to post it today. It's ideal for little fingers!

  5. Gingerbread and lavender...your home must smell wonderful! looks like the festive gingerbread project was a fun one. The lavender sachets are a great idea, too.
    Following your blog now. popped over from the We Play links. hope that you will pop over to see my blog, too.
    Have a good one,

  6. What wonderful festive activities. I must attempt gingerbread again after my failed gingerbread baking of last year. Merry Christmas to you all and thank you so much for playing with us x