Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December Daily- Day 1

It all started at 6:30 this morning. Running, shouts of excitement, all 3 children awake. Did I really oversleep.... is it Christmas morning? Hauling myself out of bed I remember why they are running around like they have eaten sugar for 6 days straight. Dec. 1st, advent calendars....ahhh yes the excitement begins. I kept the theme a surprise this year to torture, I mean add to the excitement. They had no idea what they were going to wake up to.
Sissy was a bit of a challenge this year. Since she loves anything crafty and anything to do with books (wonder where she gets that from?) I ended up making a tag a day for her. On the back of the tag is a quote or passage from the Bible or a Christmas story. Today's passage was from How the Grinch Stole Christmas;
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch- feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't thought of before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more."
Of course, there has to be Thank you made me look like the best Mama in the world! He was beyond excited (and so was I since they were actually ready for school early today because of these oh so lovely calendars!). He told everyone he encountered today about this amazing thing he woke up to. Sissy told him since she wakes up first, she will come get him in the morning so they can see what they get for Day 2. Sounds like a plan to me!
A snowman it was for the first day of the LEGO calendar.

Owie P. is too young to understand what is going on but, he does understand Sissy and Mr. B were getting something and he isn't so an animal cookie it is.

I loved seeing the excitement on their faces and can't wait till tomorrow!