My efforts for week three of the Grand Holiday Plan were somewhat derailed by a double ear infection, travel to Pennsylvania and potty training. Despite all that, Dave whipped our living room/office into shape and we can now see the surface of our desk again. If we can keep our children from playing in there, it should stay tidy until Christmas.
The Grand Holiday Plan called for cleaning the entryway/foyer, making a batch of holiday goodies and an extra meal to freeze, buying canned food items, and buying all of the supplies for homemade gifts. I always give our neighbors a tin of holiday goodies at Christmas – last year I made Oreo Truffles and they were such a hit, I will probably make them again this year. I would love to make homemade gifts for our families but I am not very crafty or creative. I may look into making floral wreaths or another type of decorative household gift. What homemade gifts have you given family and friends at the holidays?
Regarding the potty training, I have to say Jelly Bellies are the best! We have been rewarding our daughter with Jelly Bellies whenever she has success on the potty. She loves choosing her favorite ones, and it’s been great in helping her learn all of her colors, too. We’ve been in potty training mode for six days now and she is doing great.