Monday, December 29, 2008

'Twas the Night Before Christmas

Little Chief loves the tradition of spreading reindeer food on the Lawn the night before Christmas. In case you don't have the recipe, here it is for next year:

In a small ziploc bag or baby food container, mix:
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup sugar
sprinkle of red or green sugar crystals (for cake decorating)

If you use a baby food jar, you can layer the ingredients for a "sand art" look for a small gift.

Reindeer Poem to go with:

Sprinkle on the lawn at night
The moon will make it sparkle bright
As Santa's reindeer fly and roam
This will guide them to your home.

This year making the reindeer food was an activity at his school party and the poem was printed on mailing labels and put on the outside of the ziploc bag.

Sprinkle Away!

Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse, but a certain Bad Pedro Kitty was drinking Santa's milk, sssshhhh, don't tell Little Chief!

The final picture of the tree waiting for Santa's arrival!


Staci said...

soooooo cute!!!!

Kat said...

We never did the reindeer food. I love some of the traditions that I read about...ones that it's rather late to think about starting now :-)

But...because I am a curious soul...will birds eat the oatmeal??

Staci said...

hahaha kimmy i have two boys....but thats okay he is so pretty he gets mistaken for a girl ALL the time!!

Lula! said...

A friend made the reindeer food for us last year but I totally forgot about it this year. Thank God the girls didn't remember, either. Next year...remind me, OK???

dddiva said...

What a cute tradition. Looks like he had a blast.