I think I need to sign off for the week. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and are able to enjoy everything that you create with your family.
A quick fun activity: set your camera exposure to stay open (I just turn my flash off and make sure I am in a dark area) and dance around with sparklers or glow sticks. This has become one of my kids very favorite activities. And it is easy, can be done with things you probably have around the house, and lends itself to endless experimentation. Fun all around, I say.