Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Counting down to Christmas

Now that my oldest is almost 4, Christmas traditions are in full-swing this year and I am loving it as much as she is!
I wanted to share a fun way we are doing our Advent calendar for the first time this year.  My mom made the adorable, little felt stockings.  I hung them up on the bulletin board in our playroom.  Each stocking holds a red slip of paper with various activities written on them such as....
-Decorate the Christmas tree
-Pray for the child who will receive our Operation Christmas Child shoebox
-Listen to Christmas music all day
-Write and send a Christmas card to Epen
-Drink hot chocolate (with marshmallows) in your Christmas mug
-Make a card for someone you love and send it in the mail
-Build a snowman with Play-Doh
-Find a toy you no longer need and give it to another little boy or girl
-Write a list of 5 things you are thankful for
-Make paper snowflakes
-Attend the holiday program at Mommy's old school
-Let's snuggle up together and read your favorite Christmas book
-Watch a Christmas movie in your pajamas
-Choose a gift from the Compassion Gift Catalog
-Write thank you notes to your Bible study teachers
-Bake a birthday cake for Jesus
-Read the story of Jesus' birth in the Bible
-Drive around and look at Christmas lights
-Decorate Christmas cookies with Mam
-Make a gingerbread house with Grandma
-Wrap presents
-Using your nativity tell us the Christmas story


I'm going to try  my best to write more consistently!  I enjoy writing and it is good for me to make the time to organize my thoughts and reflect on what God is teaching me, but making the time is the most difficult part!  My two Sweeties keep me busy!

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