I can't even believe we are almost one week into my favorite month of the year!! I have been looking forward to this holiday season for so long, now that Waverly is older I knew she would be all about some festive activities & experiencing all of the magic of Christmas. Last year, I was inspired by Jessica from Little Baby Garvin's advent calender, I ordered this one for our playroom on clearance at the end of the season & put it on our chalkboard wall last weekend before December officially started.
I had so much fun planning different activities for us each day, many of them we already had planned so I combined those with other fun traditions I thought Waverly would enjoy. I wrote them on little pieces of paper & put them in each stocking, each day we pull out the activity for the afternoon & so far, Waverly has loved it. Also, a schedule totally is my love language, I thrive on plans & lists, I definitely plan to do this each year!!
1 - Set up & play with our felt Christmas tree.
2 - Go pick out a new Christmas book for 2014.
3 - Make (& eat!) Christmas snack mix ... Of course, this was Waverly's favorite so far, red & green sprinkles still cover our kitchen floor but it was worth it.
4 - Shop to pick out Bogger a new Christmas play toy.
5 - Pick out stocking stuffers for daddy! Listen to holiday music while we eat dinner.
6 - Go see Santa ... it could go one of two ways, fingers crossed. ;)
7 - Pick out a Christmas tree!
8 - Go check on baby brother or sister & bring Christmas treats to our doctor.
9 - Paint a holiday picture for the grandparents.
10 - Go SEE baby brother or sister in our ultrasound - first time for Waverly Maye. :) Stop to see holiday lights & eat dinner on the way home.
11 - Go to the tree farm & find out if it is a baby brother or sister!
12 - Kids Christmas Party at My Gym.
13 - Festive dinner with family to share what is in my mommy's belly!
14 - Go to Christmas party with friends Ella & Kayo.
15 - Drink hot chocolate & watch a holiday movie.
16 - Go pick out a toy for a little boy or girl, take to the Goodwill.
17 - My Gym class with friends, bring treats to my teachers!
18 - Bake & decorate Christmas cookies.
19 - Christmastown! Our favorite tradition, hoping it is warm enough to go!
20 - Play with Glamma while mommy & daddy go for last-minute holiday shopping and stocking stuffers.
21 - Christmas Pancakes & bacon for breakfast.
22 - Go see Christmas lights at the beach.
23 - Annual Target trip for last-minute gifts with Glamma & Aunt Lex.
24 - Merry Christmas Eve!! Open one gift today. :)
Not included on the list, supervising daddy putting up our Christmas lights last weekend. Waverly had so much fun with this, although she kept telling him he was "silly" & "crazy" for being on the roof!!
Are there are any activities that I missed?! What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?!
Happy holiday weekend, XO!