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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Christmas Traditions----Part Two And Three

The second weekend of December, we always go and get a new ornament for the tree----you remember----the one that we put up the first Saturday----or we try to make some. I asked Aydan which he would like to do this year, and since it has been YEARS since we made ornaments, he chose that.


But how do I do that, exactly?


Well, we head to Michaels! I figured that if there was a great place to find ideas for making ornaments, it would be Michaels. And away we went....


It was good and busy, thats for sure, but we managed to get some supplies and headed home to use some of our Christmas creativity!

What did we use? We opted to get some foam pieces in bright Christmas-ey colors, some sparkly, some not, some Snowman and Tree shapes, some glue, several pairs of scissors and we went to town!

Bret and Aydan work on their ornaments (MAN---look at the front
of that refrigerator----it is totally a mess of stuff!)

And here I am with my ornament---while Aydan works hard
in the background.

The final group of ornaments.....and one hand that kept speaking to me.....

.....and then, the next day, while I was taking a much needed rest.....more
cute ornaments appeared! Don't you love Aydans creativity? (LOVE the diaper tree!)
Ours are the two at the top left---the rest?
Yep---Aydans!


Another tradition that we do on the second Saturday of December is host the Christmas Community Concert at our church. All of the churches in my community come together with their congregations and have an evening of music and good food. Since I am the choir director for my church, I always have to pick the music, work with my choir for about two months on it, then direct my choir for the event, as well as direct a combined choir number. It is a wonderful evening that really gets the Christmas season off to a great start!

A very small picture of my choir! I'm somewhere on the right side---
out of the picture----doing my "thang!"

Stay tuned for even more traditions!....

14 comments:

Mrs. Organic said...

The diaper tree rocks! I love hearing each family's holiday traditions.

Michele Horne said...

Those are great. I remember when I was a kid, we always made ornaments to bring home (handprint deer, etc) and now, they don't do that. So I guess we will start making our own at home because it is always so fun to dig out the memories every year as you decorate the tree. I am off to Michaels tonight.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That is an awesome tradition! I love it and just may have to steal that idea.

Rachel said...

Oh my gosh! They are so cute!

kado! said...

i love those! One looks like Pablo from The Backyardigans! My youngset likes them!

LOVE the sparkles!

Karen said...

Nothing says Christmas like a knife to the chest!

Those look like a lot of fun. I haven't made ornaments in years!

carma said...

You mean everyone doesn't have diaper trees ornaments??? Those are some funky ornaments -- the best kind! My son used to like to draw Christmas trees and snowmen on skateboards...

carma said...

I'll have to take your word on you being in the chorus in that pic - I didn't have my microscope handy ;-)

M-Cat said...

Very very cute ornaments, and I love the idea of the community church choir!

Debbie said...

I love those! Homemade ornaments are the best anyway.

Kristina P. said...

What a great tradition! You guys are so crafty!

Emily said...

The front of your fridge looks like mine does! Stopping by from SITS.

Kristin said...

I can't wait to create traditions with my little dude!

Omgirl said...

I love the pic with the googley eyes on his hand!!

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