Tomorrow is Christmas! I'm so excited to not have to hide Santa's presents any longer, or stash stocking stuffers. But, I'm most excited for Aria's excitement tomorrow morning when she can finally tear open her gifts.
So, here is how we spent the last few days of our countdown.
Day Seventeen: Grow Santa Beards
Last year we used shaving cream. Aria was not a fan. This year we decided to use whipped cream. Aria was a big fan, ha. We were supposed to do this as a family, but we ran out of time.
Day Eighteen: Drink Hot Cocoa
This is Aria's very first legit hot cocoa too. It has marshmallows and whipped cream, plus shaved chocolate on top, a cookie, and a Mickey straw.
Day Nineteen: Drive Around to see Christmas Lights at Bed Time
Aria got in her jammies and then we piled into the car to go find the best Christmas lights. The one pictured was our favorite. My picture doesn't do it justice, it was gorgeous. We drove around until Aria fell asleep - easiest bed time around. We actually had so much fun we did it another two evenings.
Day Twenty: Have a Donut Breakfast
It was this or snowman pancakes. I opted for the easier of the two.
Day Twenty-One: "Snow" Fight
I picked a terrible day to put this in the advent. We ended up not having enough time. I've made a mental note to tuck this activity in the advent earlier in December next year.
Day Twenty-Two: Watch The Muppet's Christmas Carol
My absolute favorite Christmas movie. It's not Christmas until this gets watched.
Day Twenty-Three: Make Cookies for Santa
I went with soft loft house type sugar cookies this year with buttercream frosting. I've always hated regular sugar cookies. Fun to decorate, terrible to eat. These are downright delicious, and we still had fun decorating them. I hope Santa comes hungry this year I have approximately 50 of these left.
Day Twenty-Four: Buy a New Ornament
Merry Christmas Eve!