Advent Day Eight: Make Christmas Cookies

We spent yesterday morning and afternoon catching up on our Advent activities from earlier this week, including coloring Christmas pictures (see “Don’t Color Christmas Pictures“).  We drew some Christmas pictures and made a few Christmas presents in the process.  I’m dying to post pictures of these gifts, but I don’t want to give away the … More Advent Day Eight: Make Christmas Cookies

Advent Day Six: Don’t Color Christmas Pictures

I intended for the kids to color Christmas pictures last night for Advent but, well, it didn’t work out.  Last night was Lydia’s first basketball practice.  She had fun, and I’ll refrain from going into all of the details about chasing Henry up and down the hallways, blockading him from trying to run onto the … More Advent Day Six: Don’t Color Christmas Pictures

Advent Day Two: Read a Christmas Book

Each year, opening the Christmas boxes releases magic in our house. The homemade ornaments, treasured angels and globes, snowmen mugs and dishes, candles, Christmas lights, stocking hangers, wreath, and so on cause eruptions of “Oh! Look at this!” from the kids, and honestly, from me, too.  I find myself picking up ornaments and carrying them … More Advent Day Two: Read a Christmas Book