I am trying to feel festive this week. Its been so warm lately that it doesn't feel like winter or Christmas. Hopefully the temperature drop they are talking about will help me feel more festive.
Today is the first official day of winter, its also the winter solstice, Longest Night. I love celebrating the change of the seasons. Today we are planning on making paper snowflakes to celebrate. We will also string popcorn to put in the trees for our local pigeons and doves (sure, there are other birds but pigeons and doves are bullies.)
I am really excited about all of the things that we have to give the girls! We made some of the gifts this year, well I always make gifts, but even Will got in on it this year. He is awesome.
This is one of the items Rhayn had asked for, along with the winter fairy. I made the fairy, sure its not exactly the same as the one in the catalog, but I know she will love it. I also made Gwennie the summer fairy. (She really just wanted the unicorn. Rhayn wanted to make one for her, but we ran out of time.)
mesquite tree trimming for the supports. Of course, Rhayn helped a little to make it, and she is really looking forward to opening her fairy.
Fairy Forest Home.
After he made the fairy forest home, he cut the rest of the wood into smaller pieces. The girls and I will sand those and they will be blocks for Gwennie. I'll post pictures of those when they are done, so you can see.