Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Daily - 12/1

I'm going to give the December Daily album a try. I thought it would be fun to document our life in December this year. Nicholas is starting to understand some of the Christmas things going on and it's a good time to establish some family traditions. Some traditions are extensions of things Mike and I have always done and others are new. I spent a lot of time before this month began planning and shopping to hopefully let us have a bit less stressful holiday season. With my job it is not always possible for December to not be crazy, but we are going to try. I have cut back on things, like not making Christmas gifts or cards this year. I have been working on a few crafty things, but they are for us. If I get behind or don't get them done I don't have to stress out about it. So we'll see how it goes.

One of the traditions I wanted to start this year was a countdown/advent calendar. Jackson is still a bit too young for this, but I made one for Nicholas. So tonight was time to open our first drawer. I had to work late (of course) so I barely made it home in time to do it before bath and bedtime. (I didn't even have the drawers filled!)

Nonetheless, I snuck some Hershey Kisses into the day 1 drawer and we brought Nicholas to open his first drawer. He has already been counting with all the numbers on the calendar since I put it out over the weekend. He was excited to see his Kisses and couldn't wait to eat them.

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