Just before discovering the cost of fixing our van the kids and I were at Target waiting for Kevin's antibiotic prescription to be filled. So while we were there we bought a cheap set of ornaments (since we still can't find our Christmas box) to go with the other little things we had gotten a couple of days before. Tuesday we decided to make merry and decorate the whole house to improve our Christmas spirit!
The girls wrapped Latte up in garland. She thought it was strange at first but loved it when we pretended she was a pretty Christmas tree. Then Gloria destroyed some of the garland downstairs and Latte threw it all over Glory's room. We also made a paper Christmas tree for homeschool. We decorated it with craft supplies. Each time one of the girls reads a book (or has a book read to her in Latte's case) they get to decorate a paper ornament and add it to the tree. Unfortunately a lot of my little plans for holiday crafts won't happen because we've run out of ink for the copier/printers and can't afford more right now.
A holiday tradition from my childhood is to wrap everything possible in the house with wrapping paper. When I was younger my mom even wrapped the telephone! We wrapped kitchen cabinets this week and pictures hanging on the walls. We also got the t.v. cabinet doors and are debating a few other things to wrap. The kids got to pick out the paper. My only requested was that it be a random pattern, nothing with lines or a straight pattern that I'd have to line up exactly.