Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Countdown: Day 2

Day 2 consisted of another dinner in the living room. The kids really think eating outside the dining room is pretty special. We started our movie, Home Alone 2. After dinner I got our activity put together. I popped a huge bowl of popcorn using my new favorite method. 1/3 cup of popcorn kernels in a brown paper bag, fold top 2 times, microwave for about 2 1/2 minutes or until popping stops. The kids have never strung popcorn on string before. I figured it was about time. I didn't know if Parker would have a hard time, but he did great all on his own. Nothing better than stringing popcorn together while watching a Christmas movie.

After our activity, Parker and Emma helped make our special Christmas popcorn treat. Parker and Emma loved adding the sprinkles. It was so yummy. I added some butter and salt to the leftover stringing popcorn. It was a popcorn party and they ate every last piece.

The kids laughed and laughed during the battle part of Home Alone 2. They couldn't stop laughing. It was so funny listening to them. After the movie it was Emma's turn to open the book. Tonight's book was, "If You Take A Mouse to the Movies." Cooper thought it was cool that I got our activity idea from the book.

My goofy little ones still were having fun taking turns laying under the tree. They took turns and each went under 3-4 times before they got bored. I took some very silly pictures of them, but they are pretty blurry, still though they are cute. Day 2 was spectacular!

(Main 25 Days of Christmas Countdown Post)

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