Our Christmas Spider

A friend recently tagged me on facebook asking if I’d ever heard of the Christmas Spider. The short version of the story is about a spider that came down after the Christmas housecleaning was done, and made an elaborate web all over the tree, Father Christmas took pity on both the spider and the housewife, … More Our Christmas Spider

Lego Winter Village in action & transformation

The beautiful (and often infuriating) thing about our Winter Village is that it is not a static display, it is regularly taken down and played with. It also grows and changes daily with new additions from the Lego Advent Calendar. The boys enjoy playing with it, and on occasion, the Advent Gnomes get ambitious and … More Lego Winter Village in action & transformation

our Lego Winter Village – Santa’s Workshop

Up until now, our Lego Winter Village has been made entirely out of parts we already had on hand — yes, we have a wide variety of part, and largely built without the aid of directions or building guides. On the afternoon before Thanksgiving, Grandma and Oliver built the Christmas Tree Lot Truck. On Thanksgiving … More our Lego Winter Village – Santa’s Workshop

our Lego Winter Village – Mall Santa & Renaissance Carousel

No Christmas Village would be complete with out Santa, as we didn’t have an “official” Santa, I put one together, I’ve nicknamed him “Mall Santa.” Mall Santa wears a pirate hat, a wizard beard, a costume borrowed from knights, and white “gloves” from a waiter. Mall Santa needs elves, so I found some mid-90s forest … More our Lego Winter Village – Mall Santa & Renaissance Carousel

our Lego Winter Village – Tree Lot, Gluhwein Stand & Horse Drawn Carriage

The boys have been really into Duplos for some time now, and Oliver is showing an active interest in Legos. Ever since our CraigsList Lego haul, I’ve been on the lookout for instructions, and design inspiration. Inspiration hit really hard when Grandma Dulce and I decided the boys needed the Lego City Advent Calendar. One … More our Lego Winter Village – Tree Lot, Gluhwein Stand & Horse Drawn Carriage