In the early morning...

...you hear a rush of pitter patter going down the stairs...some have their teeth brushed...some don't...half dressed...maybe combed hair and then again maybe not....

Its a rush to our Advent calendar box...it has a little goodie for each day like gum, candy canes, chocolates, chap stick, tic tacs and whatever else I find standing in the grocery line.

Plus

a piece of our playmobile {snow} scene each day...

It's so simple and between the 3 of them they have done it for 10 years but it's NEVER old...it's just as exciting as the first day my 1 year old son opened door #1!

This is {CHRISTMAS}...nothing could be sweeter~

19 comments:

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Isn't the love and excitement of Children at Christmas--a wonderful part of the holiday?!

Faye said...

I loved your post! The excitment of Christmas! Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Love it! It's such a good feeling when you see your kids excitement like that!

April said...

Such great traditions for your kids...ones they'll ALWAYS remember!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love that as well-there is nothing sweeter, for sure.
I wanted to tell you, we got our Jesse Tree in the mail last week, and it has been so wonderful! It has been a great time of family devotions at dinner...Thank you for sharing that on your blog-

whimzie said...

Love your family's take on the advent calendar. That's a beautiful box!

Darlene said...

What a fabulous tradition for your children. One that they will pass on to their children one day. So sweet.♥

Confessions From A Working Mom said...

My daughter is only 15 months old, but already she LOVES our advent calendar... I foresee problems if we ever have another, there will be fighting for who gets to put Santa's "toy" in his bag (or, maybe the purchse of a second calendar!).

~Elizabeth
http://confessionsfromaworkingmom.blogspot.com

jennykate77 said...

Awe! So sweet! I love that idea.

patty said...

you said it-that's awesome. i think we have some favorite people in common; i've seen your name on different blogs i frequent! thanks for coming by today! :)

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

How fun for your children. I do miss not having kids around Christmas. I love their excitement!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Same thing going on in our house!!! Oh to be a kid at Christmas.....a magical time for sure:)

Happy Holidays!

Lisa

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i want one of those nice wooden count down thingies. i need to break down and buy one.

Ruth said...

That is so sweet. My daughter is 16 and not into it anymore but my son still loves it. To him the Advent calendar is still great.

Ruth

Christa said...

Same at our house instead it is the Advent Lego set. So fun building these childhood memories!

LuLu said...

so sweet it's the little traditions that make me love watching Christmas through my childrens eyes,
xo,
LuLu

Liz said...

What a sweet tradition!

Lisa & Gerald said...

Merry Christmas.....Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas....Love your post...

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute! Merry Christmas!