December is here...which means that the countdown to Christmas is officially on. This year, we decided to put up two Christmas trees to make the season even brighter. The Charlie Brown-ish one sits in the living room and our old 4 1/2-foot tree from our condo-living days is now the kids' tree to decorate. I must say that it's looking quite festive at our little home sweet home. :)
This is Anna's 2013 ornament she bought with her vacation money from Disney World. See her ornaments from the past: 2010, 2011, and 2012. (ahemwillisstillplayingcatchupahem)
And...here is the kids' tree, in the family room, featuring homemade ornaments that we will be busy making this month. We already made several over the Thanksgiving break.
Popsicle stick snowman.
Popsicle stick Christmas tree.
Finally, the Advent calendar.
I had wanted to make my own, but when I saw this one at the Target dollar bin (it was $3, though), I knew that I couldn't make it any better or cheaper. I originally was going to put a little piece of paper with an activity written on it in each of the pockets, but I later came to my senses. I mean, I know there is going to be a day when I am really tired from work and I don't want to do that bearded Santa craft and just want to veg out and watch A Charlie Brown Christmas instead. So, I am keeping it flexible. I do have activities in mind and I hope we will get a chance to do something Christmas-y each day, but I am not holding myself accountable by putting them in writing. :)
Cheers to a holly jolly December!