Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas Countdown

There are only TWO WEEKS until Christmas. Can you believe it? I've always loved the holidays because there are so many wonderful things to do together as a family. My mom is a Christmas fanatic... I definitely got all of my christmas spirit from her. Christmastime was always a very joyful time in our house. 

All these presents under the tree already... and Santa hasn't even come yet!!

I want to create wonderful memories that my boys can look back on when they get older, too. With that in mind, I decided to do a Christmas countdown this year. Since there are only two weeks until Christmas, we will do a different fun activity together every day until Christmas morning!
1. Make a gingerbread house
2. Drive around and look at lights
3. Introduce Elliot to the classic Rudolph movie {my favorite}
4. Decorate sugar cookies and give some to friends
5. Go see Santa
6. Make  personalized ornaments
7. Mail our Christmas cards
8. Make homemade cookies, using one of my mom's recipes
9. Take pictures of the boys in Santa hats
10. Make a handprint wreath
11. Make a delicious breakfast/casserole for Christmas morning
12. Make special thankyou cards 
13. Read a Christmas book

{I left out one day for Elliot's special "Happy Birthday" post.}

Another instagram shot of our tree.


“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”
-Dr. Seuss