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Remember my all-before-Advent idea for shopping? It’s not going to happen. I decided to just take a not-going-to-be-stressed super simple gift giving that I can get all finished on line or locally sometime in December approach.
Snow! Not enough to play in but I love snow and cold and winter. 🙂 . I’m actually doing terrific with my new attitude, and my sun lamp, and major doses of Vitamin D and my hygge lessons (Isaac is dating a girl from Denmark who we love and so I have first hand lessons in hygge. Good thing because the sun has shone about twice here in November. But it’s ok!!!)
I told the kids I am declaring a TV crack down. I am making a list of things to do (only basketball and Survivor and Poldark 🙂 are allowed.)
Build a giant Lego village in the basement over the entire winter using our bajillion dollars worth of Legos. (Most of our Legos are from the Lego City collection.)
A puzzle will always be in the works on the dining room table.
Basketball goals per day for Patrick. (Best indoor basketball hoop ever.)
Coloring and crafts for Janey. (She can be pretty occupied also playing store and school.) All her favorites are here.
Andrew is teaching Patrick and Janey to do the rainbow loom-something he was obsessed with years ago that has been waiting to be loved again.
We joined the Y and the zoo so we can get out on weekends and be active. (We went to the zoo last Friday with snow and were the only ones there in the morning and all the animals were out and loved seeing us-it was a blast!)
I chose this book for my Advent reflection book-I checked out about 5 from the library and new this was just what I wanted this year. For each day there is a Scripture, a prayer and an Advent action.