Last week, I wrote about doing a Christmas light scavenger hunt with your grandchildren. That reminded me of an activity that my son and daughter-in-law have done with their children.
You’ve probably heard about doorbell ditching, haven’t you? That’s where you ring somebody’s doorbell and run away. They come to the door and nobody’s there. Not cool.
This activity is similar. Only better. It’s a kinder, gentler version of a doorbell ditch — Christmas style. Continue reading
The creative folks at Erickson Living are at it again.
Remember when I shared their video about Grandkids retiring? They have created another clever, and very well-done video, where Santa retires.
Who would have ever thought that Santa would retire, eh? (After 1,742 years on the job, I think he deserves a rest, don’t you?) Continue reading
Our little community has a pond. Not a lake. A pond
At Christmas time, the city floats rafts on the pond. Christmas lights in the shape of Christmas trees sit on top of the rafts. (The last couple of years, the city has included other types of Christmas lights on the pond.)
The scene is gorgeous as the lights reflect on the water. Continue reading
I love the music from the movie A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Someday, I’m going to learn how to play the theme song on the piano! (Keyword: someday…)
Until then, I’ll have to satisfy that desire by printing off coloring pages for my grandkids to color.
Here are links to 6 coloring pages that you can print off for your grand kiddos. (Click on the picture.) Continue reading
Before I get to today’s post, I’ve got to tell you a story.
A true story. Sad, but true.
My husband was in the National Guard for the first few years of our marriage. We stayed with my sister on those weekends.
One weekend, my sister and I were going to an activity. She was supposed to take brownies to it. She asked me to make brownies while she showered and got ready. So, being the nice sister that I was, I did. Continue reading
I know. I’m slow. But, I hope that maybe you could still use this idea this year.
Kids have a difficult time waiting until Christmas comes. That’s why countdowns are so good. Kids know exactly how many days until the big day arrives.
I had an idea of a fun little countdown that your grandkids would enjoy. It’s really easy for grandmothers to make.
And, it’s cheap, too. Continue reading