Friday, December 05, 2008

Our Advent Schedule

I have a confession...

I am totally lazy...especially during the Winter. Living in Snow up to your you know what Michigan just makes me want to stay in PJs all day and watch movies. But I can't or at least I shouldn't so instead I have to make....err I mean motivate myself to join the living...

This is a super simple task during Advent because I just make an Advent calender to give us at least one special activity to do every day. I keep these pretty simple and with minimal ingredients or I will just find an excuse not to do it!

So anyway...here is our list...
  1. Write list for Santa
  2. Cinnamon and applesauce ornaments http://sjbacb.blogspot.com/2008/12/ornament-ideas.html
  3. Visit Santa at the mall
  4. Set up Josh's Nativity http://www.fisherprice-littlepeople.com/
  5. Paper chain for Josh's bedroom tree or maybe http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheCraftyCrow/~3/475437202/pom-pom-garland.html
  6. Fireplace, movie, popcorn night
  7. Set out the race track with Daddy and race cars
  8. Sew stocking http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/christmas/paperstocking/index.shtml
  9. Paper snowflakes
  10. Foam Frames
  11. Play in the snow and come in for some Hot Vanilla (Josh hates chocolate!) http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50502
  12. Hand print tree or wreath http://just4funwithsandy.blogspot.com/2008/11/we-made-christmas-trees-with-our-hands.html
  13. Activity with Daddy
  14. Watch the Polar Express
  15. Make Crystal Snowflakes http://www.recipegoldmine.com/crafts/crystal-ornaments.html
  16. Make new ornaments for our tree http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TheCraftyCrow/~3/475437202/pom-pom-garland.html
  17. Paper strip ornaments http://www.notimeforflashcards.com/2008/12/sent-in-by-you.html
  18. Make Snow trail Mix http://jas.familyfun.go.com/recipefinder/display?id=50520
  19. Put up Josh's Bedroom Tree
  20. Gingerbread houses with graham crackers
  21. Watch the Grinch and Eat popcorn
  22. Make Christmas cookies
  23. Decorate a white felt stocking
  24. Open presents from Mommy's Aunts and Uncles!

So, anyway, I just type these all up and print them on paper strips and stick them in this tree shaped drawer system. I found it last year when I was in the check out at Target. We have a Starbucks in ours and I saw the tree and knew I had to have it for Josh. I had been drooling over one of those really expensive wooden ones for awhile but this works great and I saved a ton of money! But really you could just make a paper chain like this easy but adorable idea!

Enjoy your holiday season!

Shannon

2 comments:

The Freak of Nature said...

You make me laugh. You, lazy? Girl, I am the lazy one. I haven't done squat yet :O

Shannon said...

If it was not for little C coming every morning we would rarely be getting dressed. I so am missing my lazy mornings of bringing a breakfast tray up and watching movies in bed with Josh!
Now I am shoveling snow before breakfast! ugh!