Saturday, December 19, 2009

adventing

I had so much fun making this advent calendar last year...and never used it. This year I was determined, and when I heard Holly planning hers, I loved her ideas.
Instead of enclosing candy in the tins, I enclosed messages. We have done crafts, baking, cooking for the missionaries, driven through the light display at Burns Park while having a pizza picnic in the car, and more. The kids have really loved it, and hopefully I was able to tie in a few little messages about the season, alternative to a lecture...
The calendar ends on Chirstmas Eve, where they will be instructed to open one surprise from under the tree..

Tonight, it was gingerbread houses with the 2nd family...

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