Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Advent!

YAY it's December 1st! I love this day! It's like the season can begin!
We enjoyed our first family walk last night after dark admiring the Christmas lights and coming home for hot chocolate. It's like a December tradition. Tonight there will be more lights I'm sure.

The advent calendar is up, and as the kids are getting older, we aren't doing the usual chocolate every morning-- even before breakfast. And hanging the little ornament on our advent tree just isn't too exciting anymore. But this will be!
So....I've NEVER done this before, but wanted to spoil the kids a little this year because they've gone without allowance and other things since before the summer and been so good about it. It all started with getting this great advent calendar for Jacob, so I then had to go out and find little things for Erin to open up every day. So for 24 days, they get a little something every day! It wasn't ready for before school today, but when they come home it'll be there! Can't tell you what because I have some blog readers that would have their surprise spoiled.

And my Christmas cactus is starting to bud!


4 comments:

"bigcanadiangirl" said...

Oh fun. Are you going to post what the little gifties are?

erin said...

YAY!! thanks mom, they are so cool!

"bigcanadiangirl" said...

Oooh, what's they? Your new header and stuff are very festive.

Sandra said...

How much fun is THIS?! We started 12 Days of Christmas last year. Sit around the tree and have important conversations...then open a stocking stuffer. But I like 24 days better!