The Mother Load

Boys and their Boxers

It’s been just over 4 weeks now since Toughey the hamster died. We eventually broke the news to the kids by faking a “who-left-the-cage-open-and-the-hamster-escaped” stunt.  This didn’t go down very well – turns out it’s Mom’s fault… However, there were tears of sadness and I’m happy that we decided to…

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1 Day to Christmas

This is a biggie! I can’t wait! The main pic is from the Advent Calendar I made this year.

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2 Days to Christmas

Good weather permitting! It’s beach time baby! Actually, even if it’s not good weather we’ll most probably still head to the beach and walk on the rocks or build sand castles or something. There is no Lose situation when you’re at the coast really… The main pic is from the Advent…

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3 Days to Christmas

Today we’ll take 5 minutes out of our day to make a call to someone who cannot be with us to celebrate the holidays. I have a pretty good idea who each of the kids will be calling 🙂 The main pic is from the Advent Calendar I made this year.

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4 Days to Christmas

It should be a good time to get each of the kids to write a prayer now that they’ve cleaned, crafted, reflected and donated their way through the holidays. All I know at this point is that their prayers will start with “Dear God” and end with “Amen”. How they…

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5 Days to Christmas

Today we leave for the coast to be with the kids cousins 🙂 Can’t wait to hit the beach! The main pic is from the Advent Calendar I made this year.

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6 Days to Christmas

Unless the kids protest too much, the movie (again) shall be A Christmas Story (MGM, 1983)… Ralphie and his quest to obtain a Red Ryder Carbine Action Range Model BB Gun Air Rifle has been a favourite movie of mine for as long as I can remember. All those legendary scenes: “You’ll…

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7 Days to Christmas

The main pic is from the Advent Calendar I made this year.

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8 Days to Christmas

tearfund.org has the most amazing Nativity Play script for either Narrated or Dialogue versions of kids plays. I’ll be using their version as the basis for our family puppet show today. Narrator enters the stage INTRODUCTION: (THIS INTRODUCTION COULD BE ‘PERFORMED’ BY A MEETING LEADER OR BY THE PERSON PERFORMING…

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9 Days to Christmas

Today we’ll be making a suet bird feeder for the garden. The main pic is from the Advent Calendar I made this year.

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