Why not start off the blog post with this precious girl, walking for the camera? I'm loving that the Italian rug she's standing on just happens to also be the colors of Christmas!
It's December 1st and I'm looking forward to the next 24 days! As promised (almost a month ago!)-Here is a glimpse of what our apartment will look like for the rest of December- red and green, snowman, stockings, and christmas trees or L'albero di natale in Italian. I'm happy with how my garland banners turned out and the other added touches from the Euro store.This shelf will hold our Italian Christmas tree (to be purchased this weekend) so it looks a little bare now. But just wait! :)
We are also doing our first ever Advent calender this year thanks to my brilliantly creative friend and neighbor (how did she know Tys & I had talked about Advent calenders the night before??!! Read story below). She came up with the idea of taking envelopes and wrapping them with festive paper, numbering them, and hanging them in our apartments. Now I just have to figure out all the activities to associate with each day!
For our little family, Tys & I wanted to make Christmas a special time, truly focusing on the real meaning of season. We wanted to do something everyday to remind us what we celebrate on December 25. We decided that we would do a special Advent Calender associated with a nativity scene. Each day will reveal another piece of the nativity and along with it, we will read scriptures to help our children associate that special piece with the special story. We are excited to start this tradition with our little family.
I really liked how she tells what each day is according to the advent calender...so here it goes!
*Read this book with Taryn (the touch and feel books are some of her favorites)
*Start our first reading of scriptures pertaining to the Birth of Christ : 1 Nephi 11:13-21