We wanted to incorporate one of Mr. H's family traditions this year by doing 12 fun Christmas activities leading up to the big day.
It was fun to try out! We had some flops, but some real winners!!!
Day 1: Made (and supposed to deliver) Christmas Card
This one caused a lot of stress! ha. I had this grand idea to design it myself, but then could not figure it out for the life of me. After a lot of tears, Mr. H encouraged me to keep going and we finally pulled it together.
Day 2: Primary Party
Day 3: Make and Deliver Christmas Cookies
This worked out okay....we made a TON of cookies, but in the long run ended up not passing them all out like we were supposed too... it's the thought that counts?
Day 4: Game Night
We did end up playing games with our neighbors, which was fun!
Day 5: Christmas Book
We got "The Polar Express" and a little jingle bell for C. He liked it...but liked "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" better. Oh well...it was a fun tradition to get a Christmas book for the season.
Day 6: Christmas Toast
This was surprisingly one of my favorite things we did! We just bought some sparkling apple juice, used our fancy glasses and made toasts to each other. C LOVED the toasting part, but gagged hard core when he tried the apple juice. Poor kid had never had carbonation before, and I don't think he'll be trying it again anytime soon.
Day 7: Christmas Shopping
We took C Christmas shopping to the dollar store to pick out presents for us. He had so much fun picking something out for each of us:
-a princess puzzle for me and a race car for Mr. H. :)
Day 8: Our City Christmas Date
Day 9: $3 dinner night
This one originated in Mr. H's family, where everyone get's $2 to spend on something at the grocery store for dinner. I had us up it to $3, but we still couldn't really figure it out...ha. We ended up just getting a rotisserie chicken and bread with raspberries. Mr. H said he remembered it being a lot more fun growing up. :)
The next couple of days I was out of town for my friend's wedding, so Mr. H and C had a ball being together. Seriously---funnest dad ever.
Day 11: Service Project
The day I got home, we got some people from our ward together and sang Christmas carols at a local old folk's home. It was really fun!
Day 12: Christmas Eve. :)
Overall, it was a very fun '12' days.