Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Countdown 2011 - Day 5

Day 5 - Candy Cane Milkshakes & The Candymaker's Gift

For Day 5 of our 25 Days of Christmas activities, we made candy cane milkshakes and read the beautiful book called The Candymaker's Gift. It puts spiritual truths into a charming story of the origin of the candy cane. It focuses on the importance of Jesus, the one whose birth we celebrate at Christmas. I met the Haidles (a husband and wife author/illustrator duo) at the first MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) Bazaar I participated in where they both signed our copy. This tradition is something we started two years ago and we will continue to do this!

I bought these cute little snowflake glass mugs one year on an after-Christmas clearance. This is the first year I have pulled them out for the kids to use during special times.

{ready to make candy cane milkshakes!}

{break up the candy canes}

{scoop in the ice cream}

{pause for a picture}

{ready to blend}

{ready, set, puree!}

{ready to enjoy...yum!}

{story time by the Christmas tree}

{sipping on milkshakes while listening to the story}


Kelli said...

I love this countdown that you're doing with your children. I will have to look for that sounds amazing.

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