I love my family.
Our day started with the very important task of opening the Advent Calenders This year we have gone for a standard-chocolate-a-day store bought one, to run alongside our lovingly-handcrafted-by-my-own-fair-hands Advent Activity Basket (well, I didn't make the basket, I so wish I had that talent!)
Both lots of calenders were greeted in equally enthusiastic fashion...
|Look Mama, it's Peppa Pig!!! (This was even before she knew it contained chocolate!)|
|Mmmmm, Mama! This chocolate stuff is yummy!|
|Our Advent Activity Basket|
We had a little giggling fit in excitement :))
|I love this child!!!|
Today's activity was to write that important letter to Father Christmas, and to make a start on our Thankful Tree. We did the letters ok...
And (big news!) We finally made a start on the Thankful Tree. We got so far as going out into the garden and chopping a branch off a tree to pop in a pot indoors. Tomorrow we shall make a start on adding to it :)
We were going to go late night shopping this evening, but the weather was a little unpredictable today and I didn't think the children would enjoy fighting the crowds in the sporadic rain. I think Tiegan was a little disappointed that we weren't going when she came home from Brownies, so I may try to take her late night shopping tomorrow evening instead in a different town - we do need to keep those smiles going after all :)