Wow, all of a sudden it’s December and the countdown is on, I’m somewhat ready.
I’ve wanted to make an advent calendar for the kids the past couple of years, but next thing I know it’s November 30th and I’m out of time. Now I do get my kids the “24 Chocolate Days” as Stella calls it, the advent calendars where you open it each day and eat a piece of chocolate. But, I wanted something bigger and better.
This year I started my efforts three weeks ago. I knew what I wanted to do, but I couldn’t find what I needed to make the advent calendar I pictured in my head. (I get real fancy in there.)
I did find a great alternative, and guess what? I didn’t cost me the $42 it would have for my “vision” advent calendar. I found it at the Dollar Spot at Target. It was actually $3, but that’s still $39 less than I would have spent if I went with my original plan.
Now to come up with twenty four things to do with my kids. Let’s face it, I’m pretty lazy. Doing things once or twice a week is no problem, but keeping up with something everyday is going to be a challenge, but it is the holiday season.
Here’s what I came up with, many of these things we do every year and some of these things are new.
- Decorate the house
- Make a wreath
- Decorate Gee’s tree (my mom)
- Go to a tree lighting
- Cut down our tree
- Do the Jingle Run (this is mine)
- Celebrate Maizie’s Birthday
- Deliver our Elf gifts
- Pancakes and cocoa for dinner
- Write out cards
- Look at light displays
- Go to Winter Wonderland
- Kids shop for each other
- Make a gingerbread house
- Visit Santa
- Go to La Salette Shrine
- Make giant snowflakes
- Make Christmas trees
- Make Christmas cakes
- Movie day
- Make cookies and fudge
- Put out all the presents
- Make reindeer food
- Go to Auntie Sally’s House
Some of these things are subject to change. Teddy is having his surgery on the ninth and that may throw some things off, depending how well he can see. Not to mention this is the time of the year that the yak attacks seem to hit us.
I’m thinking positive and hoping we can get it all done.
Hope you all enjoy this holiday season! What have you got planned?