On the first day of Christmas…

Our video this year is a modified twelve days of Christmas, but I didn’t have a lot of time to work on it.  I hope you enjoy the rough cut anyway.  Merry Christmas!

On the first day of Christmas my children gave to me a dress up and dance party
On the second day of Christmas my children gave to me 2 coloring pages
On the third day of Christmas my children gave to me 3 messy faces
On the fourth day of Christmas my children gave to me 4 books at storytime
On the fifth day of Christmas my children gave to me 5 giant hugs
On the sixth day of Christmas my children gave to me 6 sticky hands
On the seventh day of Christmas my children gave to me 7 snowballs flying
On the eighth day of Christmas my children gave to me 8 hours of sleep
On the ninth day of Christmas my children gave to me 9 Christmas cards
On the tenth day of Christmas my children gave to me 10 batches of cookies
On the eleventh day of Christmas my children gave to me 11 cheerios
On the twelfth day of Christmas my children gave to me 12 dirty diapers

Trebuchet plans and images

Trebuchet plans and images

A couple years ago Clara and I (she was three) went into the garage to build a trebuchet (here’s the original video).  If you don’t know what that is, it’s like a catapult, with a little sling action.  I put together plans before starting and just found them for a friend.  Here they are, including the (photo) shopping list you can take to Lowe’s with you to get the parts and build your own.  The PDF is to print and cut then use to draw your cut lines on the standing supports.  If you end up building one then come post a link to your photos/videos in the comments below.

Clara with Trebuchet

Original plans sketch

Angles PDF