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As part of our attempt to make Advent and Christmas distinct seasons in our household, we want to celebrate each of the 12 days of Christmas and save fun holiday traditions until then. But I need your help because I’m having trouble coming up with TWELVE things to do.
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
Christmas Eve: Decorate the tree! (We have lights on the tree now but haven’t put any ornaments on. Benjamin is very excited about the idea of making popcorn garlands and putting candy canes on the tree. I think this is mostly because he wants to eat them.) Also, have special dinner at my parents’ house.
Day 1: Christmas Morning: Presents at Daniel’s parents’ house and then Mass (not sure which we’ll do first, depends on the Mass schedule).
Day 2: Make a Gingerbread House. (Probably a simple Graham Cracker one this year like this one.)
Day 3: Make Snowflakes out of paper to decorate or paper stars like this one.
Day 4: Go to Oven Park to see the Christmas lights.
Day 5: Go to LeMoyne Art Gallery (all decorated for Christmas.)
Day 6: Make Christmas cookies.
Day 7: Watch The Grinch or another toddler friendly Christmas movie. Maybe Benjamin would be up for Elf? I guess we could watch Elf another night if we run out of holiday fun ideas.
Day 8-11? Gimme some ideas!
Day 12: Make a King Cake and celebrate Epiphany!
And here’s some pictures of sweet Lucy from last weekend when we took her to her first Christmas party:
That little smile just slays me! She is doing so well and being so sweet. What a little darling we’ve been given. She still vomits constantly but she doesn’t seem remotely upset by it and she’s gaining weight at an alarming rate (probably because she nurses constantly). Her cradle cap is getting out of control though. I’m trying to put olive oil on it and gently scrub her scalp with a soft toothbrush. Any other advice, mamas?
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