Most Wonderful Time of the Year

It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year…

That’s the song that had been playing on TV recently, and little milkie has been singing and repeating all day long, especially when she’s doing her advent calendar activities!

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So far so good. This year seems better than the last as we managed to do most of it albeit with some failures. Here’s what we’ve done last week, doing up the Christmas tree in our house! In case you were wondering why there are 2 trees, well, one is at their grandparent’s house (the advent calendar) and this is at our own. (o^.^o)

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Other than just hanging up the Christmas ball ornaments, I got little milkie to fold the origami stars. It’s a tad difficult so I simply had to help a little here and there. But I’ve always like the idea of exposing them to origami. Little milo is there too to join in the fun, crumpling up his paper! Still, he seems excited to be part of it!

Here’s what it looks like after it’s complete.

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And we hung them on the tree…

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Went round with the lights…

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And our not so big Christmas tree is up!

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The Lazy Way to Decorate a Christmas Wreath

It’s Thursday! How are you feeling today? I sure hope yours is better than mine!

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It had been a tough week. From little milo being sick, till it spread to the grandmother, and then now it’s my turn. What’s even worse was when the lappie decided to call it quits at such timing!

I’ve been cracking my head to think of means and ways to prevent any delay in our activities. So let’s hope I manage to get a new computer up and running asap!

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Anyhow, this is the first time where I bought a Christmas wreath. Instead of getting one that was decorated, I chose to decorate it in the easiest and fastest way!

So here’s what I bought from Daiso. A Christmas wreath and a pack of decorated pegs (8 in a pack).

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Simply clip it all around, spreading it out evenly. For young children like little milo, there might be some difficulty in opening the pegs. Good for training motorskills.

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Within minutes, it’s done! Our Day 2 activity.

Little Santa’s Here!

It’s our favourite time of the year again! So how have you been? Yup, we took a loooooong hiatus due to our schedules and now that we are (more or less) settled down, let’s hope we can continue where we left off. And what better time to restart again than during the Christmas season!

And YES! Mommy had planned out the countdown to Christmas, bringing little Santa (bought from Daiso) to join in the fun!

To start it off, we need to build our advent calendar and Christmas tree. I’ve decided to use these nice coloured paper with different designs on both side (which I bought from Daiso again!) and fold it into triangular pyramids to form the tree.

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Here’s the simple instructions:

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Fold the square paper into half, and then the other side half again to get the “lines”. Then fold one of the diagonal into half. Do note that the folding of the diagonals and the rectangle half is in OPPOSITE direction. All these “lines” will make the following steps easier.

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Next, fold the 4 corners towards the middle (top left picture). Open it up and as shown in the top right picture, fold the paper in half and fold down the diagonal line in it. For the 3 flaps, simply fold it in.

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To note, there isn’t any base for this pyramid. You can stack them up and it does looks a bit like Christmas tree too!

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Little milkie helped to fold some of the pyramids as well as write out the numbers too!

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And then we pasted the pyramids onto the wall, at 2 edges, so that I can slot the ‘instructions’ of each day at the other side of the triangle. As the paper is very light, I only use normal scotch tape.

After some simple decorations and we are done!

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Say HELLO! Let’s start counting down!

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