We always did Christmas crafts with Mom when we were kids. Making candy necklaces was one of my favorites. And feels to me like something to do at Christmas... even though I guess it's not all that Christmasy!
Shayla seemed to have fun doing the project and even more fun waking up from her nap and consuming the whole necklace in one sitting!
And because the kids I am looking after all come on different days of the week, Shayla often gets to do a craft or activity more than once.
Although this time, on the second go around, she smartened up to the whole inefficiency of stringing the candy on to the licorice shoelace.
As I was helping the other boy I could hear Shayla saying, 'Oh no, it broke, I'll eat it. Oh no, it broke, I'll eat it.' Over and over.
Guess I shouldn't have bought the no name fruitloops I was thinking as I glanced over at her.
'Oh no, it broke, I'll eat it.' She says as her little fingers break the fruitloop in half and then she pops it into her mouth! She sees me looking at her, holds up the licorice string and says, 'Probably I'll just eat this too Mom.'
You go girl!
And here's Tristan and his Dad. Just cause they're so cute! :)