Keeping 'em busy

Vacation started today. And while my boys are pretty creative and self-sufficient (as demonstrated by Rudolph and Santa above), I've been looking for things to keep them busy. I've had to go no further than my blog roll on the right.

I actually meant to share this link to Jenny at Allsorts' virtual gingerbread house decorating when I posted about our gingerbread house. You can also dress Zoe for Christmas.

You can print out Angry Chicken's free gift tags or follow Calamity Kim's link to Mr. and Mrs. Claus paper dolls on Flickr.

I wish I knew about this one earlier in the month. Bella Dia is sharing a book and corresponding craft project for every day of Advent.

If you need a last-minute gift for a wee one, follow Heather Bailey's directions for making Bitty Booties.

One of the first things I do when the Christmas boxes get moved upstairs is reread last year's cards and then cut them up for the kids to make their own cards. This year instead, we will make a collage like the one at Old Red Barn Co.

You and your kids can make their own gift bags with Dawn's easy tutorial.

turkey feathers' kids sound like mine. One reminded her to take a photo for her blog as she cut into her Creamy Chocolate Silk Pie. Good thing. She decided to share the recipe too.

I'm signing off now. We're ending day one of vacation with a bit of hot cocoa and our stack of Christmas books.


The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Julie, seeing pictures of your boys reminds me of days past when my guys would do things like that! Now, my oldest just turned 25 Dec. 20! Can I be that old? I remember it all like yesterday and it did fly by like the wind. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas together and a very happy and healthy New Year! xxoo, Dawn

Natalie said...

Merry Christmas, and thank you for sharing your link gifts! Your guys look like a sweet bunch, and I have no doubt their time at home will be fun-filled and dear. Ahh... I am so glad to have met you, and I look forward to the New Year and our meetings in the the blogosphere!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!