Monday, December 1, 2008

December 1st, 2008

This is what I woke up to this morning.





OKay, well actually I woke up at 2am with a sick 2yo, but I didn't think you'd want to see that so I waited until 8:30 and went outside to take those pictures. Aren't you glad I spared you?
ANYway...I thought that snow on the first day of December is actually appropriate. I mean it's actually a month that you expect to see snow in, and maybe even want snow in.
I've spent the last week preparing for today. I grew up using an Advent calendar that was the shape of a Christmas tree and it had 25 pockets, each with something to pin on the tree. I loved doing the Advent calendar as a kid and knew I wanted to do that with my own children. My mother actually made me one for my children to use, after I got married, but we had a very unruly beagle who tore it up so we've been without for many years. This year I decided to make my own.




In each of the pockets is a holiday themed task, like decorating the tree, or making Christmas cards, or making cookies, or reading a holiday book, ect... My 6yo is really excited, and if our unruly 2yo doesn't tear it up this Advent calendar may end up being what my children grow up knowing.
Oh! Did I mention that I received a package in the mail this weekend? I got my prizes from Kat's Wicked give away! Have you gone over to enter in this weeks prize? She's giving away some sex and chocolate, how could you resist? Get on over there and enter!


What about any of you? Do you have any holiday traditions you grew up with that your kids do now? Did you make your own? Did you wake up to snow? or to a sick kid?

5 comments:

Kat said...

OH, I am so glad that your package arrived safe and sound! That was pretty fast :-)- considering I was such a slacker in getting it off.

And the snow. All night they were saying we were going to get snow. There were banners that ran across all the shows last night. So, I tuned into the news. And they waited till 50 minutes in before they even talked about the non-weather event. Evidently at the highest elevation in Georgia...there might have been flurries.

And you know. The girls have an advent calendar. That your mom made...

Brandy said...

ohh the snow is BEAUTIFUL!!! I'm jealous!!

And I love your Christmas design.

cat said...

Oh the snow! Looks lovely! Quite the opposite at my side of the world!

kellymb said...

What a wonderful advent calendar! I bet your kids love it and will have many wonderful memories of it.

Merry SITSmas!

Lorie said...

That advent calendar is amazing!!