Ora et labora
~St. Benedict

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's crafting and fun

Okay, so we are still celebrating New Year's 2013, woo! A round of fireworks and sparklers just could not be contained on one chilly night. Our second night of the new year had to be just as boisterous and a little more out of the box than the previous party.

TnT got to work on making their own drop balls! At first, Little T did not fully understand the concept of a drop ball until further investigation satisfied his ideas on the zany custom. It is an odd sort of tradition and we found it quite peculiar that not only balls are dropped, but things like pickles, giant acorns, & even pigs are used to mark the new year in some places. 

For our drop ball, I found plastic Warhead's candy Christmas ornaments for half off at our local drugstore. The task was then for the boys to fill each ball with sentiments, prayers, and items representing themselves and what they would be striving for in the upcoming year.

They both wanted flags and crosses to represent themselves right away, so we took out the Perler Beads and got to work creating.

Once TnT got all their items together, they laid them on the kitchen table and explained what each one meant.

Now for the outlandishly fun part! We managed to locate the largest popper we could find on Earth and had the novel idea to pop it in our quiet and clean home.

The confetti rained down on us like a prize show!
And just like any good game show, we had them grab their pillows for the ultimate game of "catch your drop ball."

Happy New Year! May 2013 be filled with abundant blessings and prayers for all!


  1. Hi Liz! Happy New Year! Thanks sweet lady!

  2. Happy New Year!!! Love the pics and how HANDSOME are the boys!?!?! Looks like you all had lots of fun!

  3. Thanks Nad, wish you guys could have joined us! It's that pesky ocean keeping us apart. :D