Tuesday, November 30, 2010

christmas advent

i love christmas advent calendars, but i am so bad at following through at making one every year, so this year i made one i hope to keep around for a year or 2, the best part was that it didn't cost me anything to make. 

i borrowed my aunt's cricut machine (which i am madly in love with!!!! that thing is amazing)  and cut out some ornaments and different holiday shapes.  i then laminated them so that i could reuse them, and taped them to the wall in the shape of a christmas tree.  the kids are so excited to start taking 1 down a day.  

this one is my favorite! 

here is what we are doing for the next 25 days, it's nothing elaborate but it works for me. 
  1. madeline gets to go on a special adventure, while champ and i bond.
  2. read the nativity story
  3. go to the library to get christmas books
  4. madeline and mommy special morning/afternoon date
  5. setup our nativity scene
  6. color special christmas pictures
  7. build lego's with isaac, while champ hangs with zozo
  8. dance to christmas music
  9. make a christmas ornament
  10. read our chistmas books
  11. build christmas legos with daddy
  12. snuggle and watch a christmas movie 
  13. collect change and give to bell ringers
  14. take silly pictures by the christmas tree
  15. collect some toys and give to those who need them
  16. go see mary poppins
  17. spend the afternoon with grandy 
  18. go look at christmas lights
  19. make gingerbread houses
  20. make hot chocolate with marshmallows
  21. pick out a gift for jesus
  22. read the nativity story again and act it out 
  23. look at last years christmas pictures
  24. try on new pj's 
  25. merry christmas!


lori bunk said...

i LUV that cute little coffee cup one! such a great idea.

Gabe ♥ Hannah said...

u are such a great mom nina!! can i be like you when i grow up!!?? xoxoxoxox


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