Thursday, December 19, 2013

countdown to christmas: days 1 & 2

Here are the first two days of E's Christmas countdown!  Each morning, she opens a small gift accompanied by instructions for a simple, corresponding activity. 

day 1:
handmade (by me!) barrette & hot chocolate date

the opening...
I love E's concentration when it comes to unwrapping gifts! 

the barrette...  
It matches her handmade stocking - photos of that to come! 

My happy girl is almost always a blur lately!  ;)

the hot chocolate date...
We met friends at a coffee shop downtown.  Please note E's soaked shirt - ha!  I was sort of peeved because they put my hot chocolate in a real mug, and E's in a paper cup with a lid.  She couldn't even see the whipped cream!  Of course, I traded with her, and she proceeded to dump the drink into her mouth, literally - don't worry, it was luke warm!  Needless to say, she was the only topless customer in the coffee shop on that windy, wintry morning!  ;)

day 2:
zipper pull & a walk in a winter wonderland
(With a quick stop to feed the ducks some corn!)

the zipper pull...
Not made by me, but by Bonnie Goodman.

Glad to be included, and embracing her inner wolverine.

Making tracks in the fresh, deep snow!

Check back for more Christmas countdown fun!


  1. Glad to see you took the time to put together an advent calendar for Elise. I may have commented on this already (can't remember but I know I wanted to anyway!). Your dog looks like a husky! I had the chance of interacting with "real" ones in Iceland and it was quite the unforgettable experience (I fear big dogs).

    1. Thanks for encouraging me to do it! Rosie is an Australian cattle dog - she's not too big, but she is craaaaazy! Do people dog sled in Iceland? Dog sledding dogs almost seem wild to me - you were brave!

  2. Looks like you guys are having a blast! That snow looks like so much fun. It's great to record all of these things when they are little becuase we so quickly forget as they get older. Are you going to make a book? I have made two so far of my blog and they are priceless. That's now what keeps me going with my blog so that I can have all of the things I've done with LJ recorded in a book as well.

    1. Making a book is such a great idea! Thanks!


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