December 24, 2010

Advent: day 24

Celebrate Christmas at mass tonight.

The littlies thought today was Christmas as this morning was the last of their pockets on their advent calendars. There has been such a build up in this little house over this season of Advent. They truly understand the meaning of waiting. They were angels at mass this evening, sitting quietly emersing themselves in the true story of Christmas. Our house is quiet. The children are tired from a big week.

I am looking forward to tomorrow morning and what awaits our small folk. Small gifts to give to each other and something larger which will be a total surprise. I hope to not overwhelm them but allow them to enjoy the small and thoughtful gifts waiting downstairs.

Wishing you the merriest of Christmas' and the very best for the New Year.

December 23, 2010

Advent: Day 23

" Take a train ride into the city"

Giant christmas trees, Santa trains, Christmas windows, buskers singing carols. A day full of festive cheer, with a little bit of Charlie and Lola thrown in for good measure.

December 21, 2010

Advent: Day 21

Have an early Christmas celebration with your family.

December 20, 2010

Advent: Day 20

Make a gingerbread house with your cousins.

(The Christmas Angel was not prepared to let this gingerbread malarky get the better of her. She saved two slabs from the disastrous first house to use closer to Christmas. Not perfect, but it did stand up and survived a two hour transfer intact).

December 19, 2010

December 18, 2010

December 17, 2010

Advent: Day 16 and 17

On day 16 the Christmas Angel said "make a christmas paper chain". She forgot to take into account that Mama had her Christmas party. What with dinner, babysitter preparations and getting ready for the party, there was little time left to complete our task.

On day 17 the littlies rushed down the stairs to discover empty pockets. Apparently the Christmas angel doesn't leave a message unless previous crafts are completed. Late on Friday night, exhausted and seedy from the night before, we got our paperchain done.

December 15, 2010

Advent Day 15

And the Christmas Angel said: "Make placements for your cousins when they come for Christmas dinner".

December 14, 2010

Advent: Day 14

Write christmas cards and thank you notes to your teachers.

December 13, 2010

Day 13

Make a gingerbread house. (Fast Ed has a lot to answer for. My friend and I followed this recipe without detour and look what happened!)

December 12, 2010

Day 12 Advent

Light the second advent candle

December 11, 2010

Day 11

On the 11th day of Advent the Christmas angel had a weekend away.

December 8, 2010

Day 8 Advent

On the 8th day the Christmas angel said " make tags for your ginger bread"

December 7, 2010

Advent: Day 7

The Christmas angel was a little late this morning. Make gingerbread her little note said. We ended up with lots and lots of gingerbread cookies. They will become little gifts for the kids pre-school pals.