For this week's theme we are all supposed to dress as aliens but no one had the energy to get in a costume or make-up and so we postponed to Fun Saturday Dinner. And we are having a quiet family evening. St. Nicholas Day wishlists are turned in (Hearthsong, Mindware, For Small Hands/Montessori Services) and emailed to grandmothers. Natalie is reading Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, Leah is teaching herself (again) how to crochet and starting a Critter Cushion from Kids Crochet: Projects for Kids of All Ages, Becca is knitting a Colorful Mouse from Knitted Toys: 25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs, and I am knitting Zac a new washcloth. And for everyone who wants to know WHY I am making a washcloth when what I started knitting was the ribbing for the bottom of a new pair of toddler mittens, all I have to say to you is CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
Since the girls were born I got a board game or two for Christmas every year, so that when they were this age I would have a good collection without having to spend a fortune all in one swoop. This year I'm planning on getting Twister. My mom got them a board game this year too. She supported a project on Kickstarter by the people who made our Evolution Board Game. It's called Climate.