CC, like most young ones I know, loves holidays. She loves everything about celebrating – eating good food, visiting friends and family, and most of all decorating. You can look in just about every room in our home and she has added her own brand of decoration in random places – an collection of orange streamers on the wall in our family room, a post-it in a bathroom with a smiley face on it, a card taped to the wall of the office that she addressed to the family, she even decorated her new playset in our backyard with squares of colored paper. When we started talking about the 4th she started jumping around excitedly about decorating -you’d think I had just announced a trip to Disneyland!
We jumped on Pinterest for inspiration, decided on a garland, and started the hunt for supplies. Around here a lot of the fun is in the search! We collected scrapbook paper, ribbon, glue sticks and got to work. As the creating began, so did the learning.
The last step in our holiday decoration was for CC to cut the triangle shapes out of the garland. I did some, she did some. The don’t all match, but I love them even more because they don’t. She was so proud of herself when it was finished.