the Christmas Cheer continues!

I hope you won’t mind all the holiday related posts, but with two snows, and all these decorations it is keeping me in the holiday mood non-stop. Last night we went to my youngest son’s Christmas play. He was elf #12 and had his own little lines to memorize, and one elf costume that I had to sew. The play was filled with songs, costumes, and was so cute.

Then last night we had another snow storm (which almost all of has been washed away by the sporadic rain today) I’m loving all the winter weather, I was afraid we wouldn’t see snow until after Christmas, and we’ve had it twice!

We have also been doing an advent calendar this year and that has been lots of fun. We normally do the chocolate ones or Playmobil etc. This year I took a cue from my friend Katie and made an advent calendar filled with activities instead. I had this cute Martha Stewart paper house that I got last year on clearance. So I sat down and made rhymes (like Katie) for each day. Some of the activities include making a thermos of cocoa for a walk in the woods, cutting out snowflakes to hang, a library trip specifically for Christmas books, and making ornaments for a swap we are involved in. There are easier ones for busy nights like wrapping gifts together, or listening to Christmas records, etc. My 14 yr. old did roll his eyes a bit the first few times, but now he seems to look forward to the stuff as much as his younger brother. I look forward to them myself, and the great thing about the house is if something comes up the slips of paper can easily be switched around last minute.

We are going to go get our Christmas tree tomorrow, and then I’ll take some photos of the house all decorated!