Saturday, December 5, 2009

Christmas Countdown

The boys are old enough now to understand so much more about Christmas. We decided to do a little Christmas countdown with them.
1. Wear Christmas pajamas and watch a Charlie Brown Christmas
2. Get out the little peoples nativity set and talk in depth about each character
3. Christmas parade and look at lights
4. Put trees up (including theirs in their rooms- John Deere themed)-have picnic supper beside big tree
5. Make gingerbread house
6. Get the boys ready for bed in pjs, bundle them up and go to the park and see the lights.
7. Make Christmas snack mix
8. Watch Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too
9. Make dough ornaments and decorate them
10. Read Christmas story and drink hot cocoa in front of fireplace
11. Make Christmas cookies
12. Family reunion w/ my Daddy's side
13. Do Christmas lace up cards
14. Paint stain glass ornaments
15. Watch Rudolph and the Misfit Toys
16. Color Christmas pictures
17. Write Santa a letter
18. Watch Christmas special on tv
19. Daddy takes boys to Aunt Sandra's house to see lights (Mommy at small group)
20. Go caroling to grandparents and Uncle Mike's
21. Wear Christmas pajamas and read God Gave Us Christmas
22. Deliver treats to friends and family
23. Finish #22
24. Bake cake for Jesus' b'day/ Go to Nana and Papa's to open presents
25. Special b'fast of Christmas pancakes, open presents, Pawpaw M comes over/ Lunch at Nana and Papa's/ Supper at Uncle Mike's

Are you and your little ones counting down Christmas?



smilernpb said...

We are planning all sorts of things like this to little ones are so excited.

I'm so jealous that you have the Little People Nativity set. I tried last year to get it for M, but it is not available over here in the UK....the only ones are on e-bay selling for something like 5 times the price you can buy them for in America! I have seen it much cheaper this year, on the US sites, but they don't ship to the UK! Perhaps next year I will get myself organised in time to locate it and have it here in time for December.

I'm pleased that you are doing much better. I hope that you have a great December!

Hugs xo

Nikki said...

We're not counting down...yet. Maybe next year Sarah Beth will be old enough to understand and have fun.

Nico said...

I love your Christmas countdown! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful Christmas :)

Mimi said...

It sounds like a lot of fun for your boys! My kids are always excited about Christmas. Enjoy the blessings of the season!

MyKidsMom said...

It sounds like SO much fun!

Hope everyone is feeling better now. A blessed Christmas to you and your family friend!~