I would love to catch you all up on all of our Advent crafting, Christmas activities, and all the other holiday happenings in our humble abode...but that would take awhile and I only have a few moments before my sweet hubby finishes making our special, adult only New Year's Eve dinner.
What I do want to do is commemorate another year of great blessings and time with the people I love most. Some days/weeks/months are tough around here - financially, marriage, parenting, everything all together. Others are easy, careless, and beautiful. But the point is, at the end of another year, we all have fallen even more in love with each other. We all have grown individually and as a family. We all have begun to further establish our family traditions. And Hubby and I have deepened the resolve in each of us that shapes the direction our family will take and the ways that we will raise our children in an often chaotic world. The days of 2012 have been filled with tons of love and extreme chaos...and still overriding it all is the sense of peace that we find by having each other.
Just a glimpse of the ever appropriate way that we closed out 2012!
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Do your kids love band-aids? Mine are obsessed with them. I think they would easily go through a box a day if I let them...but I don't because they cost money and I am cheap. They want one for the smallest of "boo-boos" and for all the imaginary wounds they dream up during their play. I needed an alternative that was quick, cheap, and easy. And this is what I came up with - felt and velcro band-aids.
We made a wide variety of sizes and colors - ones to fit mama and daddy arms and legs, all the way down to ones small enough to fit toddler fingers (not pictured here because they are on a sleeping toddler at the moment).
I thought I'd offer a quick how-to for how I whipped these together with my little helpers one morning. I let the kids pick out the colors from our felt collection. We cut a variety of strips ranging for 1/2" wide up to about 3" wide, at varying lengths. I rounded the edges of each strip to give it a band-aid shape.