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Monday, December 04, 2006

twas 21 nights before christmas

and so the countdown begins . . .

stockings

the advent activities have begun:
day one - hot chocolate with all the fixings
day two - paint everyone's toenails (green was the color of choice this year)
day three - decadent bubble bath in the new tub! . . .

sugarplums

and my childhood favorite - that standby of Clement Clarke Moore, illustrated by Florence Sara Winship - has been pulled out for reading. i know it by heart. can sing it even. the girls pour over the illustrations as my brother and i did what seems not-so-long-ago. (he was always the mouse sticking out his tongue. mine was always the pink boot stocking.)

Daddy Buddy


hold on tight to your family. and keep this family in your thoughts and prayers...
12.04 good news
12.06 james kim has been found deceased in the oregon wildernenss. prayers and peace to his family and friends. . . donations may be made here. and watch for other ways to help the family from lisa, stephanie and their mom.

10 comments:

janice said...

that pink stocking is something! what wonderful illustrations. glad you are getting into the spirit - easy to do with little ones around ;)
Photo of the new tub please!!
xoj

Shari said...

hi tracy,
sounds like you and yours are enjoying some holiday cheer! such wonderful simple ways to celebrate. xo shari

Gwendolen said...

Great way to celebrate advent. I love the illustrations, especially those little mice- very cute. Oh yes, and I'd like to see a photo of the new tub too!

devinemom said...

wonderful way to spend December we have been doing a bit of the same. this evening we built a fort as a family.

meg said...

i collect "night before christmas books" - these illustrations are soooo great. off to ebay i got!

Mama Urchin said...

Those illustrations are so cute.

hannah said...

now thats my idea of advent! green toenails? do we get to see???

melissa f. said...

i wish you a lots and lots of snow, now. or at least a cool breeze :)

jennifer said...

Thanks for sharing your daily advent joy - we are doing a creative advent (a new homemade ornament each day), and it is so helpful to see what everyone else is doing too!
Cheers!

amy h said...

That is a great Night Before Christmas book! I tried to find a good one for Elise, and I wasn't as impressed with the newer ones.