Advent: Days 5-8Posted: December 9, 2011
Day 5: Make a Santa door hanger. Reuben had so much fun doing this simple little craft. I’m definitely going to make more of an effort to craft with him on a regular basis.
Apparently Reuben became very suspicious of Santa once we hung him on his door 😉
Day 6: Drink hot cocoa. Reuben had a great time helping mommy “cook” the hot cocoa 🙂
Taste testing a few marshmallows…
Day 7: Make a candy cane reindeer. This craft was a terrible idea for a 2.5 year old. Way too complicated for little fingers to place glue on little pieces and get them to stick to the candy cane. We ended up decorating a Christmas tree with pom poms. Reuben was doing a great job and, out of nowhere, he dipped a pom pom in glue and popped it in his mouth! Yuck!
We managed to make one reindeer before I gave up.
Reuben decided it was more fun to eat the candy cane.
Day 8: Sponsor a Compassion child and write our first letter. What an honor it was to go to the Compassion site and choose a child to sponsor. Nick and I had talked beforehand and decided we would like to sponsor a little boy close to Reuben’s age and later have Gabriella help us choose a little girl close to her age. We decided on Jaime from Peru. He’s the most precious little 3 year old and he looks like Reuben! I’m so excited to begin this relationship with Jaime. We weren’t able to write our first letter because we have to wait on a packet in the mail to get us all started. I’ll be watching the mail with great anticipation until the day it comes! If you haven’t already sponsored a child through Compassion, I encourage you to do so! It’s only $38 a month, and the process of selecting a child is fun and simple! You can start the process HERE.
Gabriella joined in the fun, too!