This year, our Christmas Countdown is threefold. Each day in December leading up to Christmas we have (and will continue) to:
1. Place a cotton ball on Santa’s beard. (This is where you can get the Santa’s Beard Christmas Countdown Advent Calendar Free Printable we’re using.)
(It’s a great visual representation of how long we have left to wait.)
2. Take a wrapped Christmas book from the Santa sack, open it, and read it.
(We’re honing our unwrapping skills. We’re gonna kill it on Christmas.)
(Also, if you want to know what we’ve been reading, you can see the list here on Amazon.)
3. Open a packet containing a piece of chocolate for each child and a slip of paper with an activity printed on it.
We eat the chocolate. We read the paper. We do what the paper says. For example:
I actually had the countdown prepped BEFORE December this year. I’ve never been so prepared! I think it’s all that time I’m not spending on Facebook. Or out in the world, in general. I’ve sort of been hiding out, I guess. That’s something I’m hoping to change.
It was glorious.
Jack turned ONE on Friday. (And he had his picture taken by the lovely Lacey Bright.)
He is the handsomest guy I’ve ever seen.
I am completely in love with him.
I am grateful every day to be his mom.
He got to smash a Superman cake up at his photo session, and again at home.
(I made him one of his very own.)