Z and C opened up their first advent book last night and it was so exciting! I love that they have a fun gift to open each and every night and that there is so much excitement over a book that they already own (but haven't seen in a year). That is the fun of books, they are truly magic and that is why I love this part of our Christmas Countdown.
This year I decided to extend the fun right until New Years Day. I remember as a kid, the week between Christmas and New Years was a bit of a bummer. You have all that build up for Christmas Day and then it is over with the blink of an eye. I thought that it might be fun to continue the opening of books until January 1st. The books after Christmas include books about Kwanza. a New Years Eve story and some of our favorite Winter Stories. I hope that this will help keep the fun alive for the entire Christmas Week :)
If you notice, the wrapping paper is not that Christmasy :) Well S and I made a pact to buy no Holiday Wrap this year. We are using paper bags, paper we already had, bags we have saved and even T-shirts with festive bows. It has been a bit of a challenge to wrap this year but also a lot of fun. This fish paper my MIL gave me a few years ago and I think it looks wonderful under the tree with the bright blue!
Welcome to Raising Z and Lil' C, a little blog all about raising my 6 year old son and my three year old baby girl. I am a former teacher and now a SAHM. I love to write about our journey towards a more simple life, our daily struggles, share cute stories and love to share good ideas when I find them. I hope you will join me on the ups and downs of this journey called motherhood.