thanks for all the excitedness…a girl!
on to advent. kathy inspired me to do a daily advent activity with the boys this year. and then i saw her advent garland and thought that this was an excellent excuse to go out and buy the adorable miniature clothespins like i had seen at a restaurant in new york (recipe uses them in their menu presentation). the garland is now up and i plan on writing activities on the back of each circle. friends and blogs have given me lists of ideas to do each day (crafty ideas, family ideas, serving ideas) but i decided to have a loose list to work from and then each night write what we’d do the next day to allow for unexpected schedule changes/current exhaustion levels.
so far the activities have included getting the tree, watching a charlie brown christmas, “making” felt christmas ornaments (i don’t actually think these self-adhesive ornaments i got at michael’s should qualify as a craft, but they are perfect for a 2 and 3 year old), and tonight, decorating the tree. if i had it my way (and the budget to do it) every other day would consist of activities like “buy zinnia colored diapers!” “buy a dress and leggings here!” and on and on.