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!