Friday, November 21, 2014

Keeping Baby Warm AND Safe In The Vehicle

Living where we do, we have to deal with severe cold temperatures.  When my oldest was born, it was July and I didn't think  much about the winter.  By the time the fall came around, I started to wonder how I could keep him warm in his carseat.  I was aware that snowsuits weren't safe (there is too much space between baby and the harness).

10 Elf On The Shelf Ideas To Get You Started

It's almost time for our Elf Zolly to appear!  The boys haven't asked about her yet, but I am sure it isn't far away.

Sometimes it's hard to come up with new ideas for elf hiding spots or antics.  Below you will find 10 ideas to help fill in when you are drawing a blank as to what to do with your elf

1) Zolly appears on our Christmas tree the morning after we put it up (you could also just change places on the tree a few times)

2) Building a snowman with marshmallows and toothpicks (or you could use cotton balls and glue)

3) Building a fort with LEGO

4) Find something (a mini sleigh works well) and your elf can take a marshmallow bath (place elf inside and fill with mini marshmallows)

5) Hanging from a curtain rod

6) Sitting in a pie plate with hershey kisses and/or hugs (with a message from Santa)

7) Making "elf angels" in flour or sugar on a cutting board/counter

8) Eating candies (christmas m&m's or smarties work well)

9) The elf can be hidden with other Christmas decorations

10) Your elf could be sitting under the tree on a present

What are some things that your elves have done?

First Snowball Fight Of The Season

With the snow starting earlier in the week, the boys had a lot of fun!  They were able to have a snowball fight while we waited for the school bus! What better way to wait for the bus than throwing something cold at each other!

After school, they stayed outside with the kids that live behind us making a fort in the backyard! They came in rosy cheeked and ready for some hot chocolate - they both slept really well that night too!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Winter Fun - Sledding In The Front Yard

A few years ago my hubby built a small toboggan run in our front yard. It then became a tradition, and he has done it for the last 3 winters.  We are hoping to do it again this year, but our neighbours are moving and we are not sure if the new neighbours will be as happy to turn their lawn into a slide.

Check out the video of the kids having fun!

What is your favourite winter activity?