Yay! The kidlets are finally back from their two-week stay with their grandmother. If you follow my personal blog, you might have gathered from a post (here and there) that I missed them.
REALLY missed them.
As the days passed, I looked forward to seeing their little faces, their blue and green eyes . . . their brown curls that refuse to be tamed.
I put up the Christmas tree and decor by myself, imagining how excited and high-pitched their squeals would be when they walked through the door and saw our home transformed into a Christmas Wonderland.
Anticipating. Excited. Eager to experience their arrival.
Sunday, I realized I have the chance to help them feel those same emotions about Christmas Day.
Advent — the period covering the four Sundays prior to Christmas — is going to be our focus through out the month of December . . . not just the presents and stockings of Christmas day.
Even though I think Santa Claus and Rudolph are fun (and we will be making crafts around those more secular aspects of the Holiday season), I want my kidlets to look forward to the celebration of Christ’s birth . . . to watch breathlessly as the story of Mary, Joseph, Elizabeth, Bethlehem, and the Angels unfolds.
With that motivation, I am brainstorming and bookmarking a myriad of Christmas Themed activities. . . can’t WAIT to get started — especially with our Advent activities, which I’ll be sharing tomorrow.