Continuing on with our Christmas advent:
Day 20: sing and dance to Christmas music
Day 21: call a loved one and tell them how much they mean to you
Day 22: play a board game as a family
I hate Monopoly!
Day 23: make wassail and read a Christmas story
I love wassail! Here is my recipe:
2 qt apple cider
2 cups orange juice
1 cup lemon juice
2 cups pineapple juice
1 stick whole cinnamon
1 tsp whole cloves
1/2 cup sugar or honey
Mix all in a large pot and bring to simmer, 5 minutes. Makes 4 qts.
Day 24: open up a present on Christmas Eve
We had our Christmas with Dan's side of the family Friday night, so the kids got to open lots of gifts. We got lots of fun games! My camera was behaving horribly in the low light, so the rest of the pictures aren't really worth sharing. But we had a really great night eating and sharing holiday messages and music together.
That's it! The next day was Christmas, we made it through! These activities are really fun and make the season last all month long. We sure enjoyed doing it again this year. (Thanks again Courtney for giving us this project last year!)