Day 6: Elf Yourself Video
The boys love making an Elf Yourself video. We do it every year and they laugh so hard they can barely breath. I highly recommend it. You just upload some photos and sit back and watch yourself become transformed into a dancing elf.
Day 7: Gingerbread House
I woke up on Monday morning, took a look at our December calendar, saw all the therapy appointments, doctor appointments, basketball tournaments, family stuff, and just general Christmas busyness...and I decided we were done with school for the rest of the year. The boys were thrilled of course, and this momma was relieved as well. So, that morning we stayed in our pajamas a little longer and decorated gingerbread houses at 8 am.
Day 8: Dissolving Candy Cane Experiment
Just because we are taking a break from school doesn't mean we can't learn a little something.
Day 9: Take a gift to our buddy Bryce in the hospital
Caleb's friend Bryce had tethered cord release surgery on Monday so we wanted to pay him a visit and take him a gift during his hospital stay.
The hospital was decorated with all kinds of Christmas stuff so we had to stop and take a look. This reindeer talked and sang.
Bryce is doing really well and has already gone home!
Day 10: Make Crystal Snowflakes
I saw this idea online and thought it would be a fun experiment.
First you make snowflake shapes out of pipe cleaners. This proved to be a bit tricky for both boys, especially Benjamin since he only has one working arm. But we did the best we could.
Then you add 1/3 cup Borax to 2 cups boiling water and mix well. Hang the snowflakes in a cup, submerged in the borax solution. I used a wood craft stick and an ornament hook to hang the snowflake so it didn't touch the sides of the cup. Leave overnight.
The next morning you should have crystallized snowflakes!
Ahhh, so pretty :)