Holiday Treats Part II

We didn’t decorate our sugar cookies yesterday but today we were able to get the cookies we baked over the weekend finished.

I layered on the frosting while she worked with holiday jimmies, red sugar, cinnamon imperials, holiday confetti, green sugar and holiday nonpareils. Enjoy!

She took her time placing all those candies on!

She took so long on her fist batch I had to step in to speed the process up!
Her work can be seen in all but 2 which I finished.

I completed the majority on this pan while she was finishing the others.
We had fun and we ate a few too!

Wish List

I remember doing this when I was little. I would wait for the holiday catalog’s to come in the mail. Anticipating the arrival of that magical book that held all my wishes. The day it would arrive, I would sit down and look through it. I would begin to visualize all the things that I really wanted. The next several days I would work on constructing my list on paper. I would put the item, price, and page number in the holiday catalog where the item could be found. Then after I thought it was finished, I would place it squarely in the middle of the fridge for my parents to see. I tried not to take it down and revise it because I was afraid if I did, I wouldn’t get the items on my list… which was the case every year except one year when I actually got a doll that was in the catalog!

I’m so glad my parents didn’t get me all that junk in the catalog that I thought I really needed because all those gifts are gone, except the most meaning full ones and they weren’t found in the holiday catalog’s at all. The most meaning gifts are the ones I hang on my tree each year. They are the ornaments given to my brothers and I each year and every year and that is the love that hangs on my tree!

Today Isabel wrote out her Christmas list. Isabel’s list is more from her heart. Enjoy!

1. a teddy bear (she has like 6-10 of them!)
2. a Pillow Pet

3. a book (since I cleaned out all her “baby” books)
4. glitter (don’t know why she’s asking for this when we have glitter!)
5. ♥ Love ♥


This afternoon we headed to our local library to get Isabel her first library card. She’s been to the library before but this time was different because she can now read her own books and pick them out herself. She was excited to get inside…

Once inside she went up to a librarian (on her own!) and asked her if they had any “Judy Moody” book by Megan McDonald (her new favorite character). The library had about 6 or 7 books on the shelf. She picked out 1 and then we headed over to another section to get a “Sophie” book by Lara Bergen. We also discovered a section divided into holidays (Thanksgiving, Easter, Valentines, etc.), from this section, she picked out a Amelia Bedelia Christmas book as well.

After deciding to get 3 for now, we headed over to the information desk to get a card. I had to get an account first and then add Isabel under my account. She was so excited!!! After checking out her books, we headed home. She can keep her books for 3 weeks, but I think we’ll be heading back before then to get new ones!

She got to pick her own design of card. She chose a flower, while I chose the dragonfly. She can check out 100 books on her card, but I’m not going to tell her that!

Holiday Treats

Today after Gino and I taught Isabel how to play “Phase 10” and playing other games around the table. We decided to make some holiday goodies.

Gino and Isabel made marshmallow peppermint squares while I made sugar cookies.

Yummy peppermint marshmallows!

After letting them sit, Gino decided they needed something…

So he melted some chocolate and drizzled it over the peppermint treats.

Some sugar cookie goodness.

Our cooling sugar cookies to be decorated tomorrow.

Kindergarten: Day 69 Classroom Christmas Party

Today was the class Christmas party! Mrs. Boettcher and Mrs. Kelso, along with some help from a few moms helped give the kids a great party. The class was told to wear as much red and green as possible! Since Isabel didn’t have anything Christmassy, we headed to the store a few days before to get a party outfit.

The shirt she picked out for her class party. She made the necklace at school (see below).

Her matching socks.

Isabel was excited after class today! She said, the room was divided into “stations”. One station, was for cookie decorating. Another was a jingle-bell necklace making station. One station was a Christmas card puzzle and another station was Christmas Bingo. Isabel said she was the first to get Bingo and she won a candy cane!

At the cookie making station, Isabel was given a tree shaped sugar cookie. She was able to spread the icing on herself (but told not to lick the knife!!) and was given several different candies to top it with! Her cookie was coated with several different things and one large gummy penguin! I think this station was her favorite place to be today.

Her decorated cookie; she chomped the top off at school!

The opening activity was a coloring page. You can’t tell from the scan but it’s colored “like a rainbow”, Isabel said.
They talked about the “wise-men” or “kings” coming to visit Jesus after his birth.

They talked about giving gifts to Jesus. What would you give?

If you open Isabel’s gift, you would see she would give gold.

Isabel said they did go out for recess but it was for a short time. She didn’t say what she did when she was out there, which I thought was odd because if it was any other day, recess is all she talks about! I know today isn’t any other day though!


This week’s Bible verses:

“Nn” – “No man can serve two masters.” Matthew 6:24

“Mm” – “My son, give me thine heart.” Proverbs 23:26

“Ll” – “Look unto Me and be ye saved.” Isaiah 45:22

“Kk” – “Keep thy tongue from evil.” Psalm 34:13

Jj” – “Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth and the life no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

“Ii” – “If ye shall ask anything in My name, I will do it.” John 14:14

“Hh” – “Honor thy father and thy mother.” Exodus 20:12

“Gg” – “God is love.” 1 John 4:8

“Ff” – “Fear not for I am with thee.” Isiah 43:5

“Ee” – “Even a child is known by his doings.” Proverbs 20:11

“Dd” – “Depart from evil and do good.” Psalm 34:14

“Cc” – “Children obey your parents in the Lord,  for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1

“Bb” – “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.” Acts 16:31

“Aa” – “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23