Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 344 - Advent Stockings & Christmas Cards...

We started our advent stockings this morning and they are a hit!!! YAY!! I just LOVE surprising my girls and watching them get so excited :o) There is NOTHING like it in the world :o)

The girls had seen me working on the stockings (I seriously felt like there were 1000 of them!!) over the last week, mostly in the carpool line :o) However, they had no idea what they were for.

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Obviously, we missed a couple days this December, but baby come December 2011...we will be READY :o) Haha!

I am sure you all know about advent calendars, but just in case you don't here is how we are doing ours this year: Each morning, the girls will look in that days's stocking where they will find a letter explaining that day's Christmas treat/outing/activity/etc... There is also a candy cane that they will move each day to mark what day we are currently celebrating. The candy cane will also help them easily countdown the days till Christmas!!

I just wish I could bottle up their excitement as they grabbed today's letter! SO, SO, SO SWEET!

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Please disregard the totally dead plant on the hearth...gotta get that outta there! Haha!
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Julianne listening to Hillary Ashton read today's letter....
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Today's stocking also had two Christmas Recess Peanut Butter Cups...MY FAVORITE...for each girl...
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And a favorite of the girls'
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This picture turned out blurry, but I love how it truly represents how fast they were running up the stairs to find their prize for today. Today's riddle led them to Daddy's closet!
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Today's Christmas treat...Cute little gingerbread girl plates and cups...
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Julianne loved her cup and held onto it while she ate her breakfast even though the cup was empty :o) I LOVE little kids!
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After watching a Christmas movie, we worked on our Christmas cards...
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Yay for Shutterly cards. We LOVE them!!!!

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Teamwork...
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After a nice Saturday drive, we wrapped presents and watched more Christmas movies :o) So thankful for a fun, productive day!! Wrapping and Christmas cards...feels so good to get a couple things marked off the list.

Hope everyone had a great Saturday! Only two more weeks until Christmas!!!!!!!

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6 comments:

Laura said...

I love your stockings! That must have taken you weeks...hence the dead plant on your hearth! I know that is something your babies will love for years to come!

Stef said...

I'm soo going to make an advent for my 2 yr old next year!! I better get started now.. lol I love how yours turned out!
Stef

The Iowa Farmer's Wife said...

So cute! Love your ideas! And what a sweet bunch of girls you have! :)

Naturally Me Creations said...

Very cute! I've been wondering what this advent calender thing is all about...i had NO idea! :)

Tnx for linking up all those little crafts at Naturally Me Creations! :)

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Shelly said...

Another great idea! Great gift to someone with young children too. :)