Thursday, 24 December 2015

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2015-2016!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

The kids had their Christmas Piano recitals and I wanted to publish them as I was so proud of them!  They both worked so hard!
MarioFan played the first verse of Silent night and he is coming along nicely in his skills

Firedrake played the hardest piece she has ever learned.  It is called 'What Child is This' by David Lanz who is a new age pianist...which seems to be the style of piano music Firedrake is drawn too.

Kids with their piano teacher after the performance

To celebrate a job well done we went out to Cracker Barrel for lunch!
Over the last week we have done lots of Christmas activities....

Like baking lots of cookies
Seeing the Christmas lights at the Botanical gardens

Getting a family picture in a life size snow globe:)

I love Christmas lights 

I had over 8 various teacher gifts for the kids various activities that I needed to shop for.  This year the kids and I made Bath fizzies-- I used this recipe from Martha Stewart because it did not have any corn starch in it.  I have never made these before so it was a learning experience for all and my first batch was an epic fail but eventually I figured out the proper water ratio:)  We have a Lavender farm near us so I purchased Lavender and crushed it up to add to the bath fizzies along with some Lavender essence.

I used a plastic mold to shape them but I had lots of difficulty keeping them in a round shape 

What they were suppose to look like:)

In the end we ended up with half spheres but it still worked out great.  Both the kids tried  two of them out prior to us bagging them up to make sure the worked properly:)   Thankfully they did
gifts wrapped and all have been delivered by the children.

I will be on a holiday break and won't get back to my blogging until the New Year (around the 8th).


  1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  2. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. Love your talented children. Your gift project looked like it turned out awesome. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!

  4. Merry Christmas Anna-Marie! Great job with the piano pieces! My 2 oldest are enjoying their piano lessons too! Looks like you had a wonderful time with the lights and creative and fun gifts! Happy and blessed new year to you too!