Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Early Thanksgiving...

Hopefully at some point today we will get on the road to Myrtle Beach for Thanksgiving. Audrey decided last night was a perfect time to throw up snot all over my pillow and she continues to be congested and snot filled today. Luckily, we still have some steroids left over from her last bout with a cough/asthma/snot issues, so Ray is giving that to her this morning while I work a few hours so that I don't have to take any leave.

We are coming back on Saturday so we can spend Sunday putting up decorations and getting in the Christmas spirit. There are multiple houses already decorated in our neighborhood, and it didn't dawn on me until this morning how late Thanksgiving is this year.

We will do the Christmas Wreath tradition again this year where I have a piece of paper for each day of December with activities on it. Each morning, we will pull one off of the wreath and do that activity. Here is my list this year:

Go look at Christmas lights
Bake Cookies
Get ice cream from Sonic
Watch a Christmas Movie
Do a time capsule letter or drawing to be put away and opened next year
Play a board game
Go to the dollar store and buy one item
Watch a Christmas show
Open one gift early
Make marshmallow snowmen
Make a Christmas craft
Go to the library for a Christmas book
Draw a picture for a family member and put it in their stocking
Draw a picture and mail it to a relative
Do a Holiday coloring page
Make a Christmas Cracker
Dance to Christmas music
Make smores
Make an ornament for the tree
Play Christmas Bingo
Pick out a favorite Christmas card received already and put it on the tree
String marshmallows or popcorn for the tree
Make a gingerbread house
Make a paper wreath using cutouts from drawing of hands

We are also doing that Elf on a Shelf thing this year. I had a coupon for Hallmark and bought one there. Ashley is completely intrigued by the whole thing as I have told her on Sunday Santa was going to send an elf. This should be interesting...

Have a Happy Turkey Day everyone! Anyone going to be in Myrtle, I am going to the outlets at midnight!


Lori said...

that is a fun thing

Laura said...

WOW - busy time!

Congrats on 700th post.

happy thanksgiving!

giants fan said...

I am so excited to continue that tradition that I got from you last year of doing some activity every day in December! it is so fun!

bermudabluez said...

Great Tradition! Have a safe trip to Myrtle and a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Mel @ A Box of Chocolates said...

Have fun in NC. I just got online to check out the outlet specials for midnight madness around here and I think I'm just going to go in the morning. I did get the Elf on the Shelf around Halloween time and can't wait to try it this year. I'm thinking he may show up tomorrow!

Julie said...

Phew, I'm tired just reading that list of everything you are putting on your wreath to do!

Never heard of the elf shelf thing!

Lost A Sock said...

What a fun idea!! I may totally borrow the activity-a-day plan. You're always so creative like that. :o)

Emma in Canada said...

That's a great idea. I may be borrowing it!

stewbie2 said...

My girls LOVE their "Elf on a Shelf." I bought it last year, and this is our 2nd year doing it. They named it "Cherry Pete." :)

Natalie said...

I love this tradition and am excited to share it with my kids. thanks.

SJ said...

Yay for 700 posts! I'm late commenting but I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. And enjoy your activity-a-day wreath! I bought a really cool advent calendar that my boys can't keep their hands off was a real hit, especially when I filled each box with candy.

I wish I would have known about the Elf-on-a-Shelf deal, I would have liked to have seen their response to that! Let us know how it goes....