Monday, December 26, 2011

Advent Calendar Fun

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I will write more about our Christmas soon - as well as several other posts I have planned.

This year was the first year we really did our Advent Calendar with Jacob. We have a beautiful Advent Calendar from Restoration Hardware that my parents gave us for Christmas one year. Each door is just big enough to fit a little special surprise. I filled the calendar with mostly candy (Trick-or-treating leftovers!..... cheap? or genius? I think the latter!) I also opened a package of Matchbox Cars that Matt had purchased for Jacob's stocking and put those in a few of the days for something different. And added a few "gummy snacks" (fruit snacks - one of his favorites!) and suckers.

In true Emily Fashion, I made Jacob take a picture each day after he opened his door. What fun to look back at! We really had fun doing this, although towards the end of the month we kept forgetting to open doors so there were several days he got to open two at once. And just today he got to open the last four doors! We've been neglectful! Next year we plan to include Jordan in on on the fun as well and alternate days (Jake will get to open on odd numbered days and Jordan on even numbered days -- I decided this based on their birth dates - Jake's is odd and Jordan's is even. Both boys will get something on Christmas.)

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  1. I loved doing the Advent calendar when I was a kid! Those days go by so fast. Stopping by from the Alexa hop.

  2. So cute! And you have all those terrific pictures now to. He makes great faces. :)

  3. What a great idea... I love all the daily pictures!


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