I have had the cutest little advent house for several years and we have never done anything with it. So this year I decided that I would put (sort of) Christmas activity behind each little door. Not to toot my own horn or anything - but the girls LOVE it. I mean it has surpassed the excitement of Elfie. And as I have zero memory ability anymore, I thought that I would document our 25 activities.
Day 1: Eat a Christmas treat - always a popular option with these girls (which is good as I have used this as a filler cause 25 things is hard to come up with!). For the treat, the girls got to split a 3 pack of the new peppermint Peeps that have bottoms dipped in chocolate. Let me say, these are THE BEST TREAT EVER!!!! I am concerned that I am going to be a giant hoarder of these. On the upside, they are Peeps which I assume have the shelf life of at least a decade.
Day 2: Make popcorn garland for the tree. This was not a win at all. They did enjoy eating the popcorn. They each strung about 5 pieces and were done.
Day 3: Make a family video singing Christmas songs. Huge excitement here as this combines two of their favorite activities - doing a performance and making a video. They sang Jingle Bells and Rudolph. Normally I would post the video here, but apparently I have used up all my storage here and am unable to upload anything. So now I have to figure out what I am going to do - delete, create a new part 2 blog, or pay. Hmmmm
Day 4: Make chocolate covered pretzels, complete with sprinkles. Another win. And sadly these have already been consumed.
Day 5: Have a family dance party to Christmas music. What's not to love about this? Lights off in the den and dancing to the twinkle of the garland and the tree.