We are all children at heart, are we not?
I’d like to think so.
Judging by how we approach the holiday season I hope to never lose my appreciation of the holidays. It’s just so much fun. Now that we have kiddos of our own I enjoy the holidays even more as we’re creating our own traditions and memories.
This year, we’re continuing the advent calendar for Bubba and Little Bear, thanks to Oma & Daddo.
They’ve created an advent calendar for our kiddos that has a little gift each day from the 1st all the way to Christmas! It also doubles as an adorable decoration in our house- bonus!
Day 1 and 2 included a new favorite- Candy Canes (mini, of course). Oma included 3, one for Daddy, Mommy and Bubba. But no dice- Bubba ate them all.
When Auntie M came home for Thanksgiving she brought with her something for me!
An advent calendar for Mommy! I’m recently getting back into makeup. I’ve decided I need to up my makeup game now that I’m actually an adult… It’s about time, I suppose.
As such, Auntie M gave me the Bare Minerals Advent Calendar! She gave it to me a week in advance so I’ve been staring at it just waiting for December 1st.
I’m loving it and have snapped each day’s goodie. (If you don’t follow me on snapchat, I’m meg_k731) So exciting! It’s taking all of my willpower not to open them all. So far I’ve received blush, mineral tint, lipstick, and lip gloss. Wahoo!
We can’t very well leave Daddy out, now can we?
Daddy has been sharing his childhood love of Legos with Bubba- so I was able to find a Lego Advent Calendar for him! 25 days of Legos. Let’s get, a-building!
He’s built a few snowmen and some sound-stage pieces so far. We think they make a full scene but somehow the built pieces continue to make their way into Bubba’s stash. …Interesting.
Finally, Oma & Daddo added a new fun tradition to our December days.
They’ve wrapped 25 books so that we have a new one to open each day. Bubba gets to pick a book, open it and then we spend time reading it, and all of the previous books, together. The most adorable part is that my parents went through some of the old books from our childhood and have wrapped books that were mine. Talk about nostalgia!
We’ve got some goodies to get to today!
What kid-traditions do you remember or have you shared with your children?