School's Out!December 26, 2011
I don’t have school for TWO WEEKS! I love holiday break. It means I get to sleep in, do cool crafts, play more in Bearville™, make hot chocolate whenever I want and go sledding when it snows. We don’t have snow quite yet, but the weatherman says it won’t be long.
We have two plastic saucers in my garage for sledding. Is there a favorite kind of sled that you use? I know some people that have toboggans (pronounced toe-BAH-gans), those long ones, and one of my pals also has his dad’s old real wooden toboggan! I like the saucers because they go downhill super fast!
I’m leaving for the ski trip in a few days. I can’t wait!
HanukkahDecember 21, 2011
Today is the first day of Hanukkah, the festival of lights! I have friends that celebrate this holiday, and there are lots of people all over the world that celebrate it, too. They celebrate it for eight nights and share gifts and food with their families. In lots of families, it’s also a tradition to eat a special kind of bread called challah (pronounced HA-LA) bread. They eat it warm with butter.
Also, Christmas is December 25. I’m sure a lot of you know about or celebrate it. Lots of families decorate a tree with lights and ornaments, and give each other gifts on Christmas Eve or Day. Just like other holidays, this one is also about spending time with family and friends, sharing good food and lots of laughs! I know I always love hanging out with my family.
Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas everyone!
Winter has arrived!December 19, 2011
Did you know the official start of winter is December 22? That’s so soon! Where I live it definitely already feels like winter…BRRR! We’ve had super cold weather for at least a month now, and everyone is wearing sweaters and hats and gloves.
Also, did you know that in the southern hemisphere December 22 is the start of summer? That’s right! The start of the seasons are opposite once you cross the equator so places like Australia and South America are just getting into their warm season. Sure would be nice right about now to drink a cold lemonade instead of hot chocolate.
Then again, I sure do love those melted marshmallows.
Talk to you later!