When the kiddo is out of school, you've got to figure out what to do with him all day. One night Grant and I made snowflakes and then taped them to one of our family room windows. It was fun and I think they turned out pretty. This is an activity that kept a 9 year old boy still and quiet...remarkable! I highly recommend it.
Another day we made a candy house from a kit that we got at Michael's. They only problem is explaining to a disappointed kid that he needs to wait for the frosting that is holding the walls and roof together to dry, BEFORE decorating the house.
Finally an activity that made Mommy happy. After Christmas sales! I love shopping for marked down Christmas stuff to use for next year. My friend Sarah told me about this really cute blog www.joysofhome.blogspot.com on this blog the woman hung little wreaths on her kitchen cabinet doors and china cabinet doors. I really liked the way it looked, so I found these little wreaths and ribbon marked down and I will be hanging them up next year. I put one up so you can see how it looks. Cute, right!