Happy Ayyam-i-Ha!

crafts, family, out and about, Svara

You thought the last post was overdue?  This is WAY overdue!!  But I’m going to post it anyway!

For Ayyam-i-Ha this year Svara and I started by making some decorations!

First we painted some nine pointed stars with some sparkly “paint” made of flour, salt, and water.  It was fun, but we ended up having to throw the stars away.  The paint didn’t hold up to the humidity here!

So next we made a big Ayyam-i-Ha poster!  Svara decorated it by gluing on colored macaroni:

We hung the poster on the wall above a small shelf on which we put one present each morning for the four days of Ayyam-i-Ha.

On the first day of Ayyam-i-Ha (well, it was actually the day before, I got mixed up on my dates and didn’t realize it until that day!) we invited over a couple friends to decorate and eat gingerbread cookies!

Svara preferred just eating the frosting:

The next day we went to a jumble sale which was held to raise money to sent to Haiti.  It was a nice cozy affair, with room for the kids to play:

The rest of Ayyam-i-Ha was spent at home, opening a few presents, baking together, and taking a trip to the mall and having a pretzel picnic in Toys’r’Us.

Svara had more fun during Ayyam-i-Ha this year, but still isn’t quite sure what it is all about.  She thought that Ayyam-i-Ha was a person and would rush downstairs each morning to see if she could find him!  And now whenever she’s particularly happy about something she’ll shout out “Happy Ayyam-i-Ha!”   It’s pretty cute 🙂

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