2015 Advent Calendar

December 10, 2015

With Erin being older this year, I was excited to plan holiday activities for her. I knew she'd be old enough to understand a lot more of what we're actually celebrating. I made a little (to-do) advent calendar with activities I thought our family would enjoy. So far, it's been a success. I think the funnest activity for Erin thus far was making the gingerbread house. She definitely enjoyed eating the icing. Sadly, we moved the house too soon after finishing and it completely fell apart, so of course Erin started to cry. We'll know better for next year (we were newbs)! The hardest activity thus far has been the one where we wanted Erin to pick out something specifically to give to someone as a gift. Of course everything she pointed to she responded with "Erin's!". I think she finally understood what we wanted her to do, but she had to buy a matching one for herself. I'm looking forward to how the rest of the month pans out. It's been fun teaching her about baby Jesus and why we actually celebrate Christmas and it's been so nice doing these short activities with her daily. She's grown so much!
  1. Decorate the Christmas Tree
  2. Read a new book about Jesus
  3. Get a toy
  4. Make an ornament
  5. Visit Santa Claus
  6. Buy a gift for someone
  7. Make a gingerbread house
  8. Nativity sticker activity
  9. Put up some mistletoe and give out kisses
  10. Color a holiday scene
  11. Get a toy
  12. Go get some hot cocoa
  13. Go look at holiday lights
  14. Read the Christmas story in the bible
  15. Get a toy
  16. Read a new book about giving
  17. Help mom make gifts for daycare
  18. Make holiday cookies
  19. Make a holiday themed breakfast
  20. Watch a holiday movie
  21. Get a toy
  22. Make Christmas cards and bracelets
  23. Read a new book about Jesus
  24. Get a toy/open one present
  25. Christmas Day!
Here are some photos of what we've done so far:

Can't believe Christmas is almost upon us! Hope everyone is having a happy December.

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