I always hope for snow on Christmas Day. But since the forecast projected 50-something degree weather, we made our own snow. On Christmas morning, Mya woke up to a trail of snowballs (ok, actually 600 cotton balls) from her room upstairs to the fireplace downstairs. At the end of the flurried footpath, she found what Santa had left her. (And yes, she received her requested “big sucker and balls.”)
The falling flurries were made with a needle, white thread, scissors, and cotton balls. To make a strand of falling snow, lay out a long piece of thread (ours were ~15 ft long each) and thread each cotton ball on the string with your needle. Only tie-off and secure the two end cotton balls with your thread. Do not knot-off the other cotton balls, so you can slide them freely and position them as you choose.
Much to our surprise, Mya wanted to pick-up the 600 snowballs herself. But before that, Derek and Mya had an epic snowball fight on the stairs.
Yet the disappointing moment of the morning was when Mya discovered that Santa had indeed eaten the three snowman donuts she had left him.
But she quickly solved the problem by making another one just for her.
This pretty much sums up our holiday. Looking forward to what 2015 brings!