Monday, December 12, 2011

advent recap {pt 2}

Week 2 of our Advent Calendar fun has been pretty sweet.  Aside from a couple of nights when Natalie was a bit overtired and just not into reading a new book, thank-you very much, we've had a great time tearing open each gift and spending time as a family before bedtime.

Night 6:    little tree, by e.e. cummings

Night 7:  Winnie the Pooh's Sweet Christmas

Night 8:  The 12 Days of Christmas, gifted by Auntie Amelia & Uncle Jay (did you know it was 4 colly birds?!) 

Nights 9 & 10 (I had to work late on Friday so Mikey saved the book for us to open together the next night):  Can You See What I See? and a string of Christmas lights to play with in the dark

Night 11:  Cocoa with candy canes

Things we have learned so far:  Natalie is almost always in a state of undress by 6pm, apparently; we should probably just be re-wrapping Elmo's Merry Christmas lift-the-flap book each night, since that's what she wants to read all day every day now; time spent as a family on the couch with a book is absolutely priceless.


  1. Is it weird that I want to kiss her chubby cheeks through the screen? Adorable advent idea! My 3.5 year old is ALWAYS sans pants by 3pm...always half naked when daddy comes home. Sigh.

  2. it's so funny how they get stuck into reading ONE BOOK all the time, right? well, it looks like she's got a lot of choices if she decides to try something new :)