We are baptist all the way, I realize Lutherans practice Advent, but in our house it was just an exciting thing to do each day as we awaited Christmas Day!
Here is the Advent Calendar I bought off etsy! Some days were little activities we did at home and some were fun outings for the family! We had a good time with this and I plan to do it again each year until the kids think it's "not so cool" anymore! :) Hopefully we are years and years away from that! We had a wonderful Christmas and I am so happy that when you ask Cade why do we get presents on Christmas he says "because it's Jesus' birthday mommy!"
Lights show with the fam!
Baked Kissie Cookies with the kids:
Mimi bought the kids a nativity scene they could actually play with, Cade loved this and Tatum loved re-arranging all of Cade's people! Great way to teach the kids about Jesus!
Bought a little girl some clothes for Christmas and a little boy some toys. Tried SO hard to teach Cade what we were doing. He likes to help me pay at the store with my card or money; I had been telling him that these kids didn't get to help their mommy pay at the store because they didn't have money....anyways when we went to pay he screamed to the cashier "no we don't have money" it was funny. Clearly his 3 year old brain didn't "get it" but he does remember us taking them to be delivered and picking out the boys toys!
Decorated the kids trees in their rooms (thank you Gigi and Papaw-Cade knows where this came from and he loves looking at all of his ornaments!)
Decorated our house for Christmas!
Celebrated Corbin's 5th birthday!
wrapped gifts: Cade was a great help, he handed me tape anytime i needed another piece and let me just say there was tape everywhere for a week too!
Decorated Gigi's house for Christmas!
Made Cade's teacher's yummy gifts!
All the kids got new ornaments for their trees! Thanks Mom and Dad!
Made a sticker Christmas Tree!
Cooked a yummy breakfast in our Christmas Aprons!
Got a new winter hat that little man LOVES! Tay's is super cute too, but I didn't get a pic. :(
Made Christmas ornaments with friends!
Jammed and danced to Mickey's Magical Holiday Mix!
Made our family hand tree!
Christmas celebration at Gigi and Papaw's house:
Christmas celebration at Mimi and Pops:
Polar Express (more like played at the museum)
Made Gingerbread boys and girls with cousins
Christmas Eve dinner and church
Leaving Santa Goodies
Santa CAME! Merry Christmas!
Great Christmas Month, now we are ready to ring in the new year!