Before the illness, however, we were able to get the cookies finished for the Little Flowers Snowflake Dance. Here are the boxes ready for a few last minute touches....
|I included this pic so you can see that we individually seal each cookie using an impulse sealer.|
The hostess for the dance added a gift tag and ribbon which made the packaging extra special.
In the midst of all the illness, Maria was able to capture a little glimpse of the contentment in nature around the backyard. This bluejay was sitting on a branch outside trying to stay warm.
I sometimes wonder if our birds ever get teased by the outside birds. TX Grandma sent a Christmas gift to the kids....the movie Rio. I saw this scene and had to chuckle at wild vs. domesticated birds!
|Alice and Chloe (Canadian Geese) make fun of Blu,|
a domesticated Blue Macaw, as he enjoys hot cocoa and cookies
from his comfortable home/book store.
|"Winter is better INSIDE!" says Stormy.|
To help the Spanish Immersion Cause underway in our home, I did a scan for Spanish books on Craig's List. I found the SWEETEST deal from a former High School Spanish teacher who was getting rid of her library. I bought almost 50 books from her! We negotiated a price which is way under the value of what I came away with. That made me Very Happy! The kids found it strange that some of their favorite stories have been translated into Spanish. Little do they know the world over also reads these and similar books!