December 18, 2014

A Holiday Party

Last week we received an invitation in the {e}mail...

Christmas for the Birds

Michael baked miniature star-shaped cinnamon scones (Bless him!).  And I picked out two spools of ribbon (creme and red/black gingham) and a copper star (to make birdseed cut-outs).

A few days later I told Grandma about the invitation and she loaned us her adorable birdhouse-shaped cookie cutter!  So, yesterday we headed off to the party...with a tin full of scones, our birdhouse cookie cutter and spools of ribbon.

Christmas for the Birds

Benjamin had the option of cutting out snowflakes or bird ornaments - he chose the goldfinch (a favorite sighting in our backyard).  I had just been looking at the very same ornaments on my Pinterest board the night before -- in preparation for our bird studies this January -- so I thought it was ironic our hostess had chosen those printables as an activity.  I guess our similar thinking speaks to why we are friends!

Christmas for the Birds


Christmas for the Birds

Once we began filling the birdhouse cookie cutter I realized those little roof edges were probably going to prove troublesome -- let's just say...it's good we weren't invested in this project.  We adopted a low-key attitude toward crafting a long time ago.   

Christmas for the Birds

Christmas for the Birds

Upon our arrival home and despite our care while tapping it out of its mold, our birdseed ornament ingredients plopped into a nonsensical clump.  We laughed. Like I said, we adopted a laid back attitude toward crafting during the preschool years -- failure is a part of the learning process, right?  We have plans for that birdseed...it involves a pine cone and peanut butter.  You do the math.  Wink, wink.