Thursday, December 2, 2010

It Begins Again: Days 1&2 of Advent

Why yes, that is a disco ball hanging from my chandelier! Doesn't everyone have one?

Ah, lovely December, how is it you've come again so soon?

Something about having children in the school system makes the months fly by; does anyone else notice this?

So I am once again challenging myself to an Advent full of the joyful activities, traditions, and creativity I embrace during the holiday season. I tried going without the chocolate advent calendars this year, but alas, Shea was trying ever so hard to tell me it was a really bad idea without hurting my feelings. So off to Whole Foods and a small fortune later, there are 3 Fair-Trade Chocolate Advent Calendars in our kitchen. Isla is starting to understand the overload of highlights this month is about to bring. It will be fun to see her get excited about it all, but the letdown of January will be brutal, I'm sure...

Anyway, what's up in the Holiday House? Well, on the first of December we had pumpkin waffles for dinner, complete with whipped cream. Shea announced that we should celebrate the first day of each month with waffles for dinner. He loves the changing of the month! Not a bad idea, really...

Today, my heart was bursting with joy as I sat my kids in front of YouTube to watch "The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold"! I've been waiting for this to be released on a DVD for years, but the good ol' internet saves the day! Pease, someone tell me they know what show I am talking about here!! Classic Rankin/Bass holiday show, with stop-motion puppets?? Frankly, it is one of those things that you probably need to have serious nostalgia about to appreciate. But let me tell you, I have a big-time nostalgic heart. In fact, I think I'll go watch it again, perhaps with a rum and eggnog.

1 comment:

  1. Why don't I know that one? Checking it out tomorrow...