I love December. Generally speaking it has FINALLY cooled down and actually feels like winter here in my corner of Texas. I love all the Christmas decorations that go up and I love how excited the kids are about everything. Though, nowadays the pressure is on because they remember the things we’ve done in previous years like the Advent calendar for example. Because of the way our schedule is shaking out, I’ve decided to go unconventional this year (and maybe start a new tradition if it works the way I think it will): I am making a little count down notebook with envelopes and pages for whoever wants to write or draw something they want to remember about the day. I’ll be busting out my Polaroid POGO printer so the kids can take pictures and print them off to stick in the book (because the prints are actually stickers! So cool.) if they want. Should be fun.
We’ll have a few days to catch up on before I get it all finished, but that’s cool. It’s going to be one of my projects I’m toting along on my rainy and cold camp-out-with-strangers weekend. Logan is participating in a Webelos Invitational Weekend with one of the Boy Scout Troops he is thinking about bridging over to in the next month or so. There is no parental interaction other than we can observe what they’re up to from a distance. I have to be on site the entire weekend because Lynn is away on business. I am amassing quite a bag of stuff to keep myself busy handwork wise. Hopefully it will be a productive couple days for me!
I have to go double check my list and finish rounding up my gear. On the bright side, I am finally going to get to use the catalytic heater I bought a couple years ago. I did a test run this morning and I have to say, I am impressed with the heat that little thing eminates. I also bought myself some new boots for the occasion: they’re Sorel 1964 Premium (leather) boots. Cute, right?! Molly loves them and wishes she had them in her size, though wearing mine is apparently pretty fun too.
Wish me luck! I’ll meet you guys back here on Monday with a report on the goings-on. Have a great weekend and think of me when you’re all snuggled up on your couch!
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Speaking of Advent Calendars, my mom is doing her own version on her blog this month: http://mkpdesigns.wordpress.com/ click on over to see my sibs and me age gracefully through the last 36 years of Christmasses Past. Fun stuff!