So much countdown fun

Dec 14, 2012

I’ve real­ly enjoyed get­ting night­ly pho­tos of my nieces Made­lyn and Bel­lie enjoy­ing their 25 Day Count­down to Christ­mas activ­i­ty. They are lov­ing every­thing I’ve includ­ed so far. Each night is a sur­prise for all me and them as I don’t know the order in which Belin­da has them doing their activ­i­ty. Warn­ing… this is a very heavy pho­to blog post but I real­ly want to share their fun with far away fam­i­ly so I hope you don’t mind it not being crafty today.

Made­lyn and Bel­lie were mak­ing their Christ­mas cards, this night. I can only imag­ine how they dec­o­rat­ed them because both love any­thing that has to do with art.

Here they had a blast mak­ing paper chain gar­lands. This is such a fun, sim­ple old fash­ioned dec­o­ra­tion to make that brings loads of joy to kids.  They dou­bled up this night as they were going to miss a night so they also col­ored their place­mats for their break­fast for din­ner night. Why is break­fast for din­ner so fun and seem to taste so much bet­ter?

Christ­mas tea par­ty night. I’ve had tea par­ties all my life. My grand­moth­er loved hav­ing them with me and all her grand and great grand­kids. It’s a tra­di­tion that will always be a part of our fam­i­ly. And what kind of an aunt would I be if I did­n’t put them on a sug­ar high each night? I love being an aunt.

This night they made ice cream cone Christ­mas trees and dec­o­rat­ed them with tint­ed icing, red & green M&M’s, col­ored sug­ar, hol­i­day sprin­kles and sug­ar gin­ger­bread men.

And what’s the fun if you don’t get to eat them when you’re fin­ished? Yet again, anoth­er sug­ar high in the evening. I’m sure my sis­ter is so lov­ing me for this.

What… no sug­ar high this evening… I must be slack­ing or feel­ing a bit bad for Belin­da. This night was all about col­or­ing in their new Christ­mas col­or­ing books with box­es of new crayons. I still love the smell of a new box of crayons. It brings back such hap­py mem­o­ries. Also hav­ing a brand new col­or­ing book is the best! These two love to col­or.

Last night, was hot choco­late with can­dy canes and it looks like I’m back on track with that night­ly sug­ar high. There is just some­thing about kids and hot choco­late that makes me so hap­py. Maybe it’s because I remem­ber my mom mak­ing it for me and we would just about every sin­gle time have the milk boil over. We always laughed and said next time we are not going to let this hap­pen and you know what… we’d always let it hap­pen. But I tell ya one minute it’s not doing a thing, you turn your head for just one sec­ond and BAM the milk is boil­ing over the pot. Any­one else have this hap­pen to them? I know mom and I can­not be the only crazy ones.

If you stayed with me all the way to the end of this blog post, thank you. And for doing so leave a com­ment of your favorite Christ­mas mem­o­ry and I’ll enter you into a draw­ing for a free copy of my book “Delight In The Sea­sons”. I’ll have Ans­ley pick the win­ner on Mon­day, the 17th.

Hol­i­day Hugs!

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