Sunday, December 21, 2008

Counting down the days until Christmas and Grandma's Little Helper

Francesca has been counting down the days until Christmas arrives! She so loves marking off the days by using our new Heartwood Creek Musical Advent Calendar with Ornaments. It marks the days leading up to Christmas with this beautiful advent calendar. Starting on December 1st, we removed one ornament a day from its unique hiding place and hung it on the tree above. Wind the key and the tree revolves to the tune of, "The Twelve Days of Christmas". Since December 1st, this is the first thing she does every morning. Above are a few photos of our newest advent calender.

As the days are winding down, our household is very busy! Between all the baking, cooking, last minute shopping, and wrapping...I am finding it very hard to find the time to even complete a simple load of laundry. But today, the girls and I did take some time out of our very busy lives and help Grandma make the homemade raviolis (both meat & cheese) for our Christmas meal. Both girls had a blast...but our Annabelle took a real "shine" to being Grandma's little helper...

(Or maybe I should say...supervisor. In the photo above, she was telling Grandma what she needed to do.)
If I don't get a chance to post again until after the holidays, I want to wish everyone out there a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Francesca looks like she is loving her advent calendar....Sarah runs to hers first thing in the morning....I wonder what she is going to do after Christmas....she will probably still be looking for her little treat!!

I think Grandma had a very cute little helper!! Your holiday meal sounds of my favorites....homemade ravioli!!

It is such a busy time of year....Merry Christmas...hopefully I will talk to you before then!!


sara said...

I love the countdown to Christmas!! I would love to countdown with Francesca! Ravioli??? I would also like a little helper in theh kitchen to mae some of that! Sounds REALLY good right now!! YUM!


Janelle said...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you, too! Homemade ravioli sounds divine and the Advent Calendar is gorgeous!

Sue said...

Okay, those are the cutest pictures ever of your daughter on the stool!

I hopped over from Livin' La Vida Lia's blog.

Your girls are too cute!

Sue : )

Beverly said...

sweet helper or um supervisor.