Day 10 of advent

December 10, 2009 | Comment3 comments - join the party! |

It’s getting busy, and I love it! It’s busy with the season of giving, how could you complain? I use to be an early shopper, and my husband wasn’t too keen on it. He said shopping in the season is so much more festive, busier, but merrier. He was right, so the last few years, we have enjoyed seasonal shopping and preparing.

This year I really wanted to make an Advent calender, but I have been struggling with some ideas. One, I don’t want to give my kids treats, they get enough on Christmas, and I think it takes away from the big day. Most people do some form of activities, and this is the way I would like to go. I am having trouble with all the ideas, because I want all the activities to be giving and learning about the true meaning of Christmas. I liked this idea, but I don’t really want to use paper, I would like something a little more permanent.

I also had the same idea as this crafter, which is the way I might go. I was thinking hand embroidering numbers on each bag.

I have time, my big one and I have our own special countdown we have been doing, and I have plenty of time before my little one is able to get the concepts. If you have suggestions, I would love to hear them.

The ornaments continue….
Today it was really early in the morning when I took the photos, so I was lacking light. Hopefully you can enjoy anyway.

The first is my son’s ornament from last year. He was really into robots, and he was really excited to put it up this year.

The second is my son, at about 2 years old, with Santa. As he put this one up, he turned to my husband and said “dad, why are you dressed like Santa”? I was a little surprised he knew it was dad. He is a pretty smart guy, and my husband has really distinctive (sexy) eyes. he he


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oooh i wanted to do an advent calendar for rich this year… er, it's dec 10 and still haven't gotten it together. clearly holiday 2010 project… 🙂

by lyndsay on December 10, 2009 at 11:55 pm. Reply #

Hello! I hope all is well with you! Your package is on it's way and I hope you and the boys enjoy it! I had so much fun putting it together!! Happy Holidays! I love the robot ornament!! Keep them coming!! =)

by Thuy on December 11, 2009 at 12:46 am. Reply #

Love the stories behind your ornaments, I think it may be a tradition I might have to start too.

by Carmen on December 13, 2009 at 2:41 pm. Reply #