Sunday, December 6, 2009

Counting the days til Christmas..

Last post for today, I promise!! 

Every year, we make a Countdown Kisses for the Christmas Season.  It is really simple to make.  We just lay out plastic wrap, line up the kisses down the middle, fold both ends of the plastic wrap over the kisses and tie each section with string.  Then hang!  Every morning, Annaleah comes to me and gives me a really sweet soft peck on the cheek.  Then she goes and gets a kiss from the Countdown Kisses.  This has been a tradition for a good 3-4 years now.. and one I can see us doing for many years to come.

Also this year we have started using the Advent Calendar provided by ActivityVillage.  So far Anna is really enjoying it.  They focus one one item a day.  Today was candy canes.  She colors a printable sheet and hangs it on her tree (they use numbered squares but we had to try something different.. just cause we can!).  There is a joke a day, a craft, and a video a day, as well as other things usually.  Today was a really cool video about the making of candy canes.  We had fun watching this video.

You can find the Advent Calendar here

Here is a pic!

You can see the Countdown Kisses on one side and her Advent Tree on the other. 
She did that tree all by herself!  


Pam, mom, honey, said...

you did a great job on your new blog. i like the layout

Linda Ramos said...

Thanks Pam!! Took forever to find one I liked.. and could get to fit.. lol.