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Be Writing Letters to Santa

December 1st, 2013

Advent had begun. Yeah! We are counting the days until we celebrate Jesus’ birthday.

We put the candles in our advent wreath. We will light one this first week, two the second week, three the third and all four on the week before Christmas. We will light all five on Christmas Day symbolizing Jesus’ light coming into the world.

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We have our first door of our advent calendar open, the ornament is on the tree and chocolate covered blueberries are digesting in the boys bellies. We waited til after breakfast and we tried to choose something mildly nutritious for the calendar. Do chocolate covered blueberries qualify?

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We started our letters to Santa and we hope to put them in the mailbox tomorrow. We read this book by the Berenstain Bears to see how sister and brother bear write their letters:

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The boys worked hard with Grandma and Sexy Neck. We will see what the letters to Santa end up saying.

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Happy Advent Everyone!

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Be Carving Pumpkins

We had our third annual pumpkin carving on the weekend and I couldn’t resist sharing the photos. Our old friends and neighbours from the old hood drove down to carve with us

It was a time full of laughter and creativity. It was amazing to see our boys working with other adults. We provide the appetizers and the space, everyone else brings their pumpkins and tools. The oldest two boys even did most of their carving this year.

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This years appetizers were roasted pumpkin seeds, spicy pepperoni, feta stuffed olives, Camembert cheese, crackers, crackers and caramel corn.