….And I still haven't made the advent calendar.
Bean was saying to me this morning that she was so excited because it was almost December + remember Mama, that thing we had on the wall, that everyday we took a new card out of + we did special things that only we did in December. And remember mama, remember how we watched movies and made things…
She went on and on for about ten minutes, becoming more excited with each memory.
And as I was listening to her, I remembered that I had bought a new advent calendar, two years ago, that I had never put together + that maybe as this is such a special memory for her, I should get my ass into gear and make it.
And then, in my pre-coffee addled brain I realised that December is three days away.
I think even if I just put it together + spray paint it, it will be ok, but I am hoping to finish it over the weekend.
I will keep you up dated.
But I also wanted to share with you some of the activities I hope to do with the kids.
Like most families, December is a hellish time for us, concerts, graduations, end of year parties, end of school activities, so fitting in extra activities, as fun as the are, is just not going to happen.
Rather than set myself up for failure, I have included activities like swimming, Christmas parties, Carols + setting up the tree. All things we would do anyway, but it makes it the Christmas just a little easier.
This year, I hope we can also include:
- writing letters to Santa
- making this Nativity scene from 'Made By Joel' (How cool is that!)
- making Christmas Cookies to give as gifts to teachers, neighbours + friends
- going to the Library + borrow Christmas books
- making our own Christmas Tags with these from last year
- going to the Christmas Markets
- setting up our Fairy Traps
- making our Reindeer attractant
- watching Christmas Movies (the grinch is my fav) + eat lots of popcorn
- Going out for a family dinner. Just the five of us.
Do you have any special traditions around Christmas? I would love it if you shared a few of your favourites with us below.
A Happy Thanksgiving holiday to all of my friends north of the equator, I hope you have an amazing day and eat loads of turkey!
And don't forget that the super sale is on in the LilliBean Designs shop for the whole weekend. Pop over now so you don't miss out!