Our week began with a last minute painting party. We were invited to join other CC families to view the Christmas lights at nearby neighborhood. Every house in this cul-de-sac goes all out with Christmas lights and décor. It's closed off to vehicles so only foot traffic is allowed. We wanted to do a quick, but cute craft with a couple of friends before heading out and luckily I had all the supplies so we went for it!
My son couldn't wait to get the paint off of his hands, which is why his hands are almost clean. My daughter, on the other hand, couldn't get enough paint on hers! Below is their finished pieces.
We got to our destination and shared our goodies. This year the weather was perfect. In previous years every time we've gone to see this Christmas display it's been cold and wet. No umbrellas required this year! We even had enough muffins and hot chocolate to share with strangers after our CC friends had their fill. That was my favorite part. People were amazed that we were just giving it away when they tried to pay us. I think it's something we may do again next year!
A lot of our stories this homeschool week were about sharing the Good News. I'd like to think that the small gesture of giving away hot chocolate and freshly baked muffins to strangers reminded them about the Christ in Christmas.
Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!