Monday, November 30, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Funny things happen when you decorate a Christmas Tree with three children. They put all the Australian animal ornaments together so that "they can talk Australian to each other", and all the white dove ornaments are huddled together on one branch "except this one, he's my pet". The majority of the ornaments are on the lower half of the tree. A few favored ones were placed by special request by Daddy on the uppermost branches "because that's so precious". Apparently decorating a tree is excrutiatingly exhausting and one can only be revived by the first hot chocolate of the season, and maybe a cookie or two.

We also have a new Advent Calendar for the big countdown to Christmas. Our last advent calendar - a snowman with little drawers was a bit wee for use, now we are three, so at the last minute I decided to have a new one. I found 24 little stockings and filled them with tiny treats, a few candies and special activities to do together. As they are already asking "how many days until Christmas?", they should enjoy it. My treats were a little heavy and so I have just lined all the stockings up across our buffet.

I hope you are enjoying getting ready for Christmas as much as we are!


  1. Love your blog. I am inspired to do the same Watch this space ...

  2. YAY!!! So HAPPY to see the dishes in use. What a nifty surprise.

    And the advent calendar. Wow. Dedicated mother, there. We've lost the '5' on our calendar this year. Always a number missing each year I bring it out...But now how the little plastic baby so we have an decoration for Christmas Day now!!