Since we have always lived with very little storage space (no garage, attic or basement) I have traditionally made new ornaments each year based on some sort of theme. Since the kids have been born I have really focused on non-breakable ornaments that they could touch. We have since gained some storage space so I am able to keep what I make from year to year. It is fun to see Molly react to the felt Elmo ornament just as Henry did when he was her age. This year we added to the collection by making some beaded ornaments that I bought in kits. We also all painted some glass ornaments as a family. I personally enjoyed watching Adam out of his comfort zone doing crafts. Henry really enjoyed making the snowflakes which had the tiniest little beads. I was surprised that he could even work with them and how much attention and time he devoted to making them.
|Family photo- That is Molly stuffed in my coat. We got a late start and she passed out as soon as I put her in the Ergo carrier.|
|Getting the end sawed off the tree|
|Close up of some of our home-made ornaments|
|The finished product|