December 1st

Whoa!  Can you believe it is December 1st already?  When did that happen? I didn’t realize it was approaching us so quickly until late Tuesday night.  Then I remembered that I needed to get started on an advent calendar, so that is what I did until about 1130 last night.

I can’t find the advent calendar that I made two years ago AND I had tons of tp rolls that I thought I’d use up.  I cut a bunch of tp rolls in half and wrapped them in holiday scrapbook paper. Then I wrapped the  ends with tissue paper so the boys could poke their fingers in to grab the little paper inside.


This will be there “activity” advent calender. It’s filled with things we will be doing this month, like:

*getting the Christmas tree
*decorating the house
*making hot chocolate
*finding little gifts hidden in the house
*making play dough, ornaments, paper snowflakes, origami things, and treats for the birds
*watching holiday movies
*reading holiday books
*going to Butterfly Magic at the botanical garden
*baking cookies
*going to see the Christmas lights.
*coupons for staying up late and extra computer time
*plus lots of opportunities to give to others.

It will be so much fun! This is one of my favorite things about December!

Happy December Everyone!!

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5 Responses to December 1st

  1. Teresa says:

    that is AWESOME!

    Have a lovely day!

  2. Andria says:

    Awww…what a great Mommy, working late into the night to make sure this is ready for your boys! We are going to do something similar (using an Advent paper chain), but I’m not starting until Sunday…taking some liberties with the calendar for as long as my little ones don’t know any better! Happy Advent!

  3. April Cole says:

    Such a lovely idea!
    I really like your paper star as well :]

  4. Kathleen says:

    What a special way to give meaning to the season, in an exciting way for your kids. I’m inspired!

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