Monday, December 10, 2012

Advent Calendar

When we were growing up we always had an advent calendar! We used to get little gifts each day leading up to Christmas morning. I knew that was one tradition I wanted to carry on with Lexi. I was browsing Pinterest one day and saw this one
And I just knew that I had to make it! It took me much longer than it should have, but I am happy with how it turned out! Lexi is very spoiled and gifts is not the reason for the season, so I decides to do activities and crafts and family fun stuff. We are counting backwards to count down to Christmas, I know some people do the opposite.
One activity was to go visit Miracle on Fulton Street. It just so happened that there was a Krewe of Jingle parade going on, so we went to that too. When it got dark we went to Fulton street and took way too many pictures and had a great time! Then we walked around the French quarter. Another activity was to make salt ornaments. Lexi LOVED this! She kept pushing the cookie cutters down and putting them on the cookie sheet. It was precious! Then, another activity was to go through her toys and to choose some to give away to the less fortunate kids. She gave a whole trash bag full away! I was so proud of her. She helped me put them in the bag and chose more. It was so heart warming to see her sharing. I know she didn't really know what was going on, but I feel like one day when she sees pics she will be proud!



I love the idea!! I want photos of yours and your activities :)

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