November 26, 2008

Just an Idea...

I can't believe Christmas is almost here. Well we should not forget Thanksgiving because we all have a lot to be thankful for. But since December starts on Monday I wanted to share an idea you may or may not like. So here is our new advent calendar that I scored big time on last year after Christmas. So I have been really excited to use it all year long.
Counting down for Christmas is so fun for everyone. So this year were counting down with activities everyday. I have put a cute piece of paper behind every door indicating what we are going to do that day. Romney is in charge of planning 12 days and I am in charge of planning 12 days.
Some of mine consist of :
making dinner together
watch a movie with the fire going
deliver goodies to the neighbors
go to the movies
Those are just some of my very easy anyone could do ideas (I don't want to spoil the rest...Rom reads the blog) But we can't peek ahead. So December is going to be fun for us.

If you are a mom there are lots of things to do(make snowflakes, bake, decorate, wrap presents, wear matching PJ's and watch a movie, go look at Christmas lights etc..). Look ahead on the calendar and use family and ward parties and things that are already planned as the activity of the day. Be creative. I don't know... it's just an idea...

21 comments:

Jorgenson Clan said...

Too cute! Super idea.

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Ok so that it totally SUPER cute, where in the world did you get that cute little thing with all the doors??? I hope I can find one, I would love, love, love to do something like that and even give those as christmas presents to people!
Thanks for sharing your quite creative and fun idea!!

The Beals said...

BRILLIANT! What would I do without you to guide me during the holidays?? Id probably be watching movies alone, no fire, in mismatched jammies...waiting for the neighbors to bring ME treats! Im so glad this intervention has happened! maybe our december can be awesome. Ill try!

Sarah Hull said...

I LOVE every second of this idea. THANK YOU. I have actually been stressing lately about coming up with a new Christmas tradition for our family. I REALLY appreciate this darling idea.

The Escobars said...

Love the idea Erin...where did you buy the advent calendar? Enjoy those special days!

Emily said...

I want one, where did you get that?! What a good idea!!!!!

Heidi said...

thats a great idea. Love it!

Sheryl said...

I saw a similar one at Target the other day, it either has drawers or doors, I can't remember. Our advent calendar had pockets with a single piece of candy and an ornament to hang on the felt tree that was the advent calendar. Love it!

Vincent Family said...

Awesome Idea . . Im going to do it!! My boys will love it!

Anne Marie said...

Great idea!! Where did you find that calendar? I love it!

Brianne said...

I love that advent calendar...I will be waiting at Target day after xmas for one that looks like yours. Been eyeing it for a while.

Carrie and Shane said...

You're always coming up with great ideas...so cute!

lacy said...

LOVE IT!

Alison said...

Love this idea Ernie! We're starting ours today!

Kurt And Jeana said...

Yay! I can't believe that it's December already! 25 more days to Christmas

Shannon said...

Cute idea.

Jenny said...

This is a great idea. I went and bought one at Target on Monday. They are on sale right now too! The boys have been too cute wanting to open a new door everyday. I'm so glad I have creative friends, thank you.

the danielson's said...

What a great idea! I think my kids would love it. We need reminders that Christmas is coming since the weather makes us forget!

megan&steve said...

Hola chica,
I thought I had your email address because I'm trying to get your real address to mail a christmas card to ya. Could you send me an email to Gemdancer0@msn.com with your home addr?

Heather Anderson said...

You are too cute! Love it:)

Dartay said...

Hey girl! Love your advent calender! You guys are too cute! So that bag game basically you each take a turn trying to pick up the bag with your mouth while on one leg. If you fall over you're out but for those who successfully pick it up they move on to the next round. Each round you roll the bag down a little until the last person! I hope that makes sense....It's a way fun game and you can play it anytime, it's not a "seasonal game." Have fun!