Thursday, December 8, 2011

"You Can't Catch Me....I'm the Gingerbread Man!"

 Today before school Annabelle looked so adorable so I had to snap a few pictures! I'm getting really excited about Annabelle's Christmas program on Tuesday night!

 After lunch, the girls and made some gingerbread men from a kit my mom sent us. It was so fun for us to do a craft that didn't overwhelm me and since Annabelle has been so obsessed with ornaments this year I thought it would be great to tell her she could hang it on the tree.
Also, we made gingerbread cookies the other day so I knew they would both know what they were and Annabelle loves to say, "Run, run, as fast as you can. You can't catch me! I'm the gingerbread man!!"
They both did great. It's so fun that they can do these things together because they are so close in is finally paying off. :)
 They were so proud of their finished products.

 And were so excited to hang let's see how long they stay up there....haha!

 What a wonderful season to have little kids. Everything is so fun with kids at Christmastime.
On another note, I am wanting to try to teach the girls to give during this season. But it's been hard to think of ways for that with them being so small. I know Adelyn probably won't get it this year but any ideas for a three year old on teaching her that it's more blessed to give than receive?


the miller mommy said...

It isn't something your girls might completely get but since we have lived here we have made cookies and pass them out each year to our neighbors. The neighbors look forward to our visit and the girls do too. In fact, we used to do it all in one night but now we have to break it into 2 nights because the neighbors want us to come in to visit for a bit. Now as they are getting older I am going to plan something else. We have also participated in Operation Christmas Child and they LOVED buying gifts to fill the shoeboxes. Last year Kate, on her own collected gifts, for a neighbor who we found out was in need of some extra love. Just by starting with something simple and doable is a perfect start. The girls will learn by your example. Love ya girl and we must catch up soon!

Candace said...

I have been wondering the same thing b/c I teach 4-5 year olds. The best ideas I can come up with is adopting a child and or family and getting gifts for them, baking goodies and taking them to your local fire station, neighbors, mail person etc. This allows them to be active participants in the giving which is how they learn best. If you come up with some others please let me know!