Playing blog-catch-up once again, let me tell you a little about our early December activities. I'm a stickler for holding off until after Thanksgiving to listen to Christmas music or decorate, but by that weekend, I jump in with both feet. Though we value Advent as a liturgical season, and as such, should maybe keep things more austere until the actual Christmas season (Dec. 25-Jan. 5) I consider getting ready for Christmas in the popular sense to be part of Advent expectation. We're getting ready for and getting excited about Jesus' birthday party, as I tell the girls.
So, since Dec. 1, we've . . .
|gotten our tree (Kate had fun running between all the trees on the lot)|
|decorated the tree and the rest of the house|
|Matt and Kate baked a Derby pie with some pecans a church member gifted him|
|I made a list of fun stuff I want to do between now and Jan. 5 |
(I definitely don't want the fun to end on Dec. 25!)
|We let the girls stay up to watch the "Sound of Music LIVE" on TV.|
Kate has watched it several times OnDemand since then!
|We celebrated St. Nicholas Day on Dec. 6 with pancakes in the shape of Santa hats and stockings, and talked about the real St. Nick.|
|St. Nick brought Christmas pjs for the girls and a Phantom of the Opera ornament for Kate, who is obsessed with the show right now. It plays "Think of Me," which she loves to sing.|
|St. Nick also brought light-up necklaces!|
|We went to Breakfast with Santa with Granna and Opa and saw St. Nick|
and got fun balloon creations!
|Pretty BGC with her Christmas dress on|
|We decorated our gingerbread house the other night|
|The church choir has been getting ready for our cantata |
(this pic was taken during worship last Sunday)
What's something fun your family has been up to so far this season?