Today’s Christmas countdown activity was to have hot chocolate with whip cream and sprinkles. It was a hit! We only had 2 Christmas mugs, so I had the ol’ George Fox University mug–not festive, but did the job.

Some people have asked for the list of things we are going to be doing. I’d be glad to share! I figure doing it even a little would be fun for kids. One requirement for my calendar was that I be able to switch things around, depending on what I was up for any given day, so these are in no particular order:
Set up the Little People nativity and read the Christmas story from C’s Bible
Give everyone crazy hairstyles and have a dance party
Have breakfast for dinner
Make decorations for the tree
Have a camp out around the christmas tree (weekend?)
Fancy dress for dinner time
Go buy a toy and take it to the toy drive drop off
Make handmade gift tags for Carson’s friends’ gifts
Watch WALL E and have popcorn
Go out for ice cream
Go see the Christmas lights
Baking cookies together
Going food shopping and bring that food to the food bank
Going bowling
Have a pizza picnic on a blanket in front of the Christmas tree
Wrap Daddy’s present with Mommy, then wrap Mommy’s present with Daddy
Going Christmas shopping together for stocking stuffers
Having a fondue night (hey, girls, can I borrow one of the pots?)
Getting one of those unfinished wood trays from a craft store and put everyone’s handprint on it
Decorate sugar cookies
Make a gingerbread house
Make Jesus’ birthday cake (Dec 23rd)

SO–anyone have any other ideas! I’d love to brainstorm some more! Do share…