Monday ~ Advent Morning Basket – Advent Cube/Jesse Tree readings, Read alouds: Annika's Secret Wish, The Wild Christmas Reindeer, Christmas Trolls, "December" by Robert Louis Stevenson. While I fixed lunch the kids listened to The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.
Our days have now morphed into gift making spurts and playing lots of music and games together. We have officially finished formal studies for the year (did I really say that??) and will truly enjoy slowing down our days (even though they are cranking up with Nutcracker performances for Violet the closer we get to Christmas).
Lunch – Angelus, Christmas novena. Listened to The Polar Express.
Matthias organ lesson, Seamus cello lesson. Me library stop, post office, bank. Violet babysat, Sean-Paul played 🙂
We had our St. Lucy bread and tea this afternoon as it was not possible to celebrate on Sunday. YUM 🙂
Mass tonight, my older boys will be serving their first Low Mass tonight together 🙂 Talk about a proud mama (is beaming aloud at Mass??)
Rest of Week ~ Everything went pretty much downhill for the remainder if this week and slowly each of the kids got sick one after another beginning with Matthias. Thankfully it was a pretty mild cold, but with an accompanying cough that is lingering, 😦
Many books were read and re-read, many cups of tea and cocoa were administered. And (thanking God) neither myself nor my dh have yet to get it :)))