We did an advent calendar last year for the first time, basically different activities planned out for each day during the month of December (you can see that post here). Waverly loved it, especially the activities that involved sweets!, & I loved it because it kept us on some sort of a schedule and helped pack in all the fun festiveness we wanted to do. I set up our garland this past weekend and am in the process of putting the slips in with each activity, some of the things we already had planned & others are just random. I tried to look at our calendar to make shorter activities on days I was working, #(part-time)workingmomlife. I am going into this with low expectations that we will actually do everything, since life is a little more chaotic these days. but here is what we are planning to get into over the next few weeks! 🙂
2 – North pole breakfast with our elf.
3 – Color holiday pictures (with Christmas tape & stickers!).
4 – Put ornaments on our tree.
5 – Watch Alabama play, maybe not holiday related, but ROLL TIDE!
6 – Christmas party with friends Ella & Kayo.
7 – Drink hot chocolate (and chocolate milk!).
8 – Go shopping for a toy to donate to others.
9 – Make chocolate-covered pretzels with holiday sprinkles.
10 – Make an ornament with Avalon’s little toes.
11 – Pick up dinner & drive around to look at holiday lights in our jams.
12 – Go ice skating!
13 – Make gingerbread houses with cousins.
14 – Watch a holiday movie.
15 – Go pick out a new Christmas book for our collection.
16 – Make homemade red and green playdough.
17 – Christmastown!!!
18 – Take treats to friends at dance class.
19 – Stay the night with Glamma & Papa G, while mommy and daddy go shopping for gifts.
20 – Bake Christmas cookies.
21 – Go pick out a present for teachers and friends in class.
22 – Christmas party at school.
23 – Annual shopping trip with Glamma & Aunt Lex for last-minute gifts.
24 – Christmas Eve! Open one gift today.
Not listed, Waverly’s first “coffee” in a red cup over the weekend, and Avalon Elle just happy to be along for the ride in the solly. So excited for the most wonderful time of the year with these two girlies!!
What are some of your favorite holiday traditions?! Hope you are having a great week so far!