Saturday, December 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

For those of you following along, it's the night before the first Sunday of Advent. That makes it the last day of the 2012 Liturgical Year. So, as in most things, we had ourselves a party...

First, we made some brownie pops

Then, hats and "blowers" as N would call them. Yes, I snapped the baby's elastic putting it on and yes, he is responding in kind. I am a terrible mom sometimes.

Next we all worked on our Advent Chain

It was easy to do with little ones, we did a calendar and counting exercise (score!) along with cutting and pasting and, most importantly, it's got great kid ideas for Advent.

Yes, I messed up the colors. Luckily no one but #1 child knows that yet.
Then comes the party...sparkling cider and our brownie pops. Yum!

They take their "clinking" very seriously!
We read tomorrow's readings and #1 led us in a very nice, spontaneous (i.e. LONG) Advent prayer.

Then jammies and Cinderella (it can't all be religious, people).

Wishing you a Happy New Year and a fruitful Advent. Oh, and happy December too!

1 comment:

  1. what fun times and great memories. love the brownie pops and cider!