And oh, what a Christmas it was! Absolutely crazy, then totally lazy... the best kind.
The kids and I started out by making a flip book that they could give out as presents. I brought all of their costumes downstairs and they pretty much came up with each little story on their own.
I put the images together so you can see the flip book too!
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Max is really into Minecraft so I made him some felt masks to play with. (He promptly told me that the Enderman mask is upside down, the eyes should be low) I made it right! Just took the picture wrong :)
The other gift that the kids made were these melted crayon ornaments. This was a really fun one! I broke the crayons into little pieces and took the tops off these glass ball ornaments. The kids chose their own color combinations and dropped the pieces in. I used a hair dryer to melt the crayons on the inside and then just put the tops back on.
All wrapped up!
Friends of ours started Collective Coffee Lab and we are so spoiled to have such fresh coffee every day. Since I feel you just can't go wrong with coffee (like if you don't drink coffee I just don't get you and we probably can't be friends), I gave out sample bags of their coffee along with some homemade banana walnut biscotti.
One of my favorites, a baby carrier I made for Lo. I used some Ikea fabric and these instructions and she just loves it!
I also made some infused alcohol, Rosemary Citrus Vodka and Gin. Just put some grapefruit and lemon peels and rosemary in a jar and cover with alcohol- it isn't rocket science! But if you drink a whole bottle you might think you can solve our countries rocket science problem.
I used this recipe and it included one for bourbon soaked cherries as well. Since I have a couple family members who love whiskey and bourbon, I thought those would be perfect too.
'Twas the night before Christmas... (John has taken up welding as a hobby and made this bookshelf for Max)