Advent Calendar Fun - Part 2

December is almost over?? Say it isn't so.

Before it's officially 2016, here's our Advent Calendar update, Part 2...

7.   Hang stockings and decorate tree

8.   Create handprint reindeer ornaments

9.   Make hot chocolate with marshmallows and sprinkles

10. Read The Gingerbread Man and bake gingerbread cookies

11. Shop for a toy to donate to an Angel Tree

12. Decorate gingerbread houses

13. Attend a performance of The Nutcracker

14. Christmas Craft

15. Read about the nativity

16. Play with the felt Christmas Tree

17. Watch the Christmas Parade downtown

18. Dance to festive tunes

19. Pop popcorn and watch a Christmas movie 
*This was a big deal as it was Parker's very first movie, ever! Our little family of three watched A Charlie Brown Christmas all together. 

20. Drive the Galaxy of Lights at the Botanic Gardens

21. Bake Christmas cookies and deliver to neighbors

22. Walk the Tinsel Trail downtown

23. Rudolph Day

24. Open one gift under the tree and read The Night Before Christmas
This version by Mary Engelbreit is my favorite; the illustrations are gorgeous. 

Parker was all sorts of sad to put away the advent calendar... and I can tell you, I'm all sorts of sad that my morning coffee no longer looks like this:

We're currently taking down the Christmas decorations, and everything is looking so naked and bare! Is anyone else thinking this at their house?? Perhaps I can just leave up the garland??


  1. haha i might be the only person who was excited to get rid of the christmas decorations! i like having my house in order.. plus, my cats are way too fascinated with the tree ;)

    1. I can see the beauty of putting everything away; the in-between with ALL the boxes out trying to get things packed up is the worst! Lol about the cats!!


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