Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Countdown

This year I took an idea from a friend and we are trying to do something fun, or at least related to Christmas, each day from the 1st of December until the 25th. The boys and I had to think hard to come up with something for each day, but they are so excited to see what they are going to do each day. We are trying to include the gift of giving too, so some of our days include buying a toy for the toy drive, putting money in the bell ringers buckets, and making gifts for family.

So far we have painted our back window and made cookies. Today we are hanging outside lights, or as many as we have time for. Garrett is on his own for Friday and Saturday as I will be going to Sacramento! I believe they are going to see the holiday train that come through town tomorrow night and a Kings game on Saturday.


Serenity NOW said...

What a wonderful idea for starting the Christmas season by doing something every day. I love the boy's window painting and the cookies too. Such an incredible time of year to count our blessing's and share with the less fortunate.

Love you all,

Susan & Dennis

Sandy said...

Tasha, you are too much. This is such a wonderful ideal and so meaningful for the Christmas season.
We loved the pictures of the boys, so cute.
Love, Sandy and Joe

namie said...

So glad you let me know what is happening. Sounds like fun.
Love, Namie

Grandma Dee said...

What a fantabulous idea. Great to get them involved in picking what they will do. Such creativity. I can't wait to read about what else they have on for the month.
Have a great time at your Women of Faith conference. It is so cool and uplifting.
Safe travels and love,

Paula said...

Another idea...have a Christmas book of the day to read to the boys. You could use the ones they have and maybe supplement from the library and then let them pick the story! I heard this idea this year and thought it was so neat.
Love the idea of an activity everyday! Love you, Paula