Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Gingerbread Man and Winter Wonderland

On the last day of school before winter break, Sebastian's kindergarten class performed a play - Gingerbread Man - and both sang and danced to Winter Wonderland. It was adorable.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Christmas 2013!

We celebrated Christmas at home this year, along with my mom and dad who drove down from Surrey. We had a great time making our traditional fig breads, putting out cookies for Santa, opening presents and eating treats, and eating Christmas dinner together.
Four fig breads!!
Reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, with Dani and Roxy on Skype call
Sebastian's note to Santa
Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus...

starting with the stockings...

new pajamas!

sparkly new pink shoes. :)
taking a break to eat fig bread and oranges, and read some new books
two little elves distributing presents

new pajamas, new hairbands, new books...
Magformers. wow. He thought they were pretty cool, and then we put the batteries in and he realized he could drive the vehicles he made. So awesome.
butterfly wings!
pink piggy bank
Sebastian wrote and illustrated a book for Popo and Grandpa. It was pretty cool.
a serving platter for our new table

a Powells tshirt and new vest for Bompy
dress-up clothes
And for the final present, a scavenger hunt! Bompy wrote up clues and hid them all over the house. And at the end, a boxed set of DVDs, with the complete Magic School Bus science series.
Bompy saved three of the boxes to make a fantastic structure for the kids to play in.

Liesl set to work decorating her new magic wand
Sebastian started working on his Lego projects. He spent nearly all day putting together an airplane and a fire engine.

Christmas dress!
Dinner! Crown roast of pork, butternut squash and cranberries, farro with mushrooms and pecans, green beans, cranberry bread, apple sauce, and salad with beets, candied walnuts, and feta

dessert: gingerbread apple upside down cake