its a lovely day today - bit colder than of late but sunny and bright.
I have 'sort of ' dressed my Advent table - needs a bit more work but I remembered the chocolates and the boys were pleased with my choice. Day started OK - always a huge relief.
Here are a few pics of the whole thing - showing the development. Very minor in the scheme of things but there you are -
|just the advent tree and a few christmas things|
|the boys have these little boxes as their advent activity|
Each box double's up as a storage thing and a display shelf. Inside the box, I have a lego themed mini display (just about fits ontop of the box when complete). I can't quite remember exactly what the actual model turns into. Fortunately, the boys can't remember either. Up until the last day ie Christmas Day they build something from the bricks - they usually make much better (imagination - wise) models than the intended. On the last day they get to see/use the sheet showing how to make the model - so build it all again ! Such is the way of 'lego' - its brilliant.
I do like the simple, low key box. Of course, the boys would really like one of those cardboard/ chocolate/ themed things but I won't budge on this one. So they put up with my choice (only a few moans) and the chocolate sweets are much better quality - sometimes they get two or three chcocolates when I need to bribe.
|little day counters|
This is the view from last night - pre 1st day - with the first chocolate intact.
Well must go and do some Christmas shopping - I'm almost in full panic - I've got lots of work going on and very little of my own Christmas done
|Day 1 and counting|
Bye for now