On December 5th, Abby helped me find all of our Christmas books...
online December issue of the Friend magazine to make up for it.
Later, we had a little book wrapping contest - Daddy and Noah vs. Mom and Abby! (The girls won by a millisecond.) Then that night, the kids picked one book to open together and read before bedtime.(The taking-turns-each- night idea didn't go over well.)
Christmas in the Manger was a perfect book to start our countdown. That story has been one our favorites to read since Abby's very first Christmas...six years ago.
The last book the kids unwrap will be the scriptures so we can read the Christmas story from Luke together.
Also on the agenda this Christmas season - Decorating graham cracker gingerbread houses! (This mama is all about shortcuts.) We made those last night for the very first time.
It was a lip smackin', finger-lickin' good time...and before dinner too. YUM!!!
Any fun ideas that you'd like to share? Do tell! :)