Sunday, December 12, 2010

25 days of Christmas, days 1-12

since both my kids "get" Christmas, this year i've made it my goal do something Christmas-y everyday of december. we've listened to Christmas music non-stop in the car. by dec. 3 i had just about had my fill of jingle bell rock. also, we've just about figured out the kind of behavior that santa claus would approve of. i'm hoping to instill some experiences in their little minds so they would at least have a few good memories in between all the yelling. and moving state to state.

dec. 1- watched rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. because it's pretty much THE greatest Christmas cinematic achievement in drama, music and claymation.
dec. 2- baked gingerbread cookies. even though gingerbread is kind of gross.

dec. 3- enjoyed downtown Christmas lights. and ate pizza.
dec. 4- went to chuck e. cheese for lunch and then picked out our Christmas tree. from the luxurious lowe's parking lot.

dec. 5- decorated Christmas tree while listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing Handel's Messiah. and finally put the kid's pictures in the little picture frame ornaments that had been hanging empty on the tree the last two years. tree

dec. 6- had a family home evening lesson on Christ's birth with the nativity set and then watched animated nativity videos on youtube. and i cried. i'm so emotional when it comes to teaching the kids about Christ.
dec. 7- cut out snowflakes. all two of them. then colored our little hearts out on other non-Christmas related projects.

dec. 8- made fudge. ate fudge. unbuttoned pants.
dec. 9- visited santa at the mall. wiped up a bloody nose. wanted to shove a little kid(and his mom) who made a big deal about scarlett's bloody nose and embarassed her and made her cry.

dec. 10- made Christmas lists by cutting out pictures from catalogs.

dec. 11- attended ward Christmas party. and enjoyed a robust meal of 3 big bites of turkey and salad i ate with a spoon. there's always plenty of food at a ward activity.

dec. 12- made cookies to deliver to our friends. who ended up not being home. so we ate them ourselves.


Julie said...

I had these great plans of doing something Christmasy every day too. Somehow it hasn't really happened! I'm re-doubling my efforts to do better! Thanks for the inspiration!

Marci said...

I love this! What great memories you are making with your babies.

After reading this post, I HAD to laugh because YOU weren't in ANY of the pictures. I always love seeing you in the always look great...but you weren't in any.

By the way, the Weatherspoon family LOVED the "Simpons from Simpsonville" card that came in the mail yesterday. My parents loved getting theirs as well. My dad said of you, "She is a Beck." It's true you are a Beck and we love you because of it.

Jenna said...

Great pics of a fun month!

Laura Elizabeth Fredlund said...

Ohhh Heidi, I love you :) Thanks for sharing these memories. I always enjoy reading your blog!

Tess said...

Day 8 is the best.

Emily Curfew said...

i wish you took pictures of the lights downtown. i'm so homesick for southern cities.

p.s. your christmas card is MY FAVORITE. (not only the picture, wardrobe, styling, and material of the card) but your newsletter is hilarious. you should be a professional copywriter - you are so witty and funny.

The High Family- said...

You are the coolest mom ever! My kids are lucky to wear clean clothes right now. btw, your christmas card is awesome! I really love it.

Nicole said...

cute ideas! I am feeling inadeqate! :)

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