Friday, November 30, 2012

Advent Countdown

Sarah requested my list of Advent daily To-Do's
(ask and you shall receive)
(I'm not always that easy)
Not necessarily all in this order:

  1. Read in the Bible, Luke Chapter 1 &2, the birth of Jesus, first day of Advent, light first candle!
  2.  Write 20 things that you are thankful for!
  3. Donate toys and books to charity (hospital?)
  4. Light a candle and say a prayer for someone
  5. Make Christmas Crafts with Mom (set out shoes for St Nicholas!)
  6. Celebrate the Feast of St Nicholas!
  7. Make a mini stocking and fill with goodies for a friend or neighbor
  8. Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin--make Mary Muffins and go to Mass!
  9. Set up play tent with Christmas lights!
  10. Open new ornament!  Gotta find it first!
  11. Bake Christmas cookies and treats!
  12. Today is the feast of Our Lady of Guadaulupe!  Let's do Mexican food!
  13. Feast of St Lucy!  Celebrate!
  14. Unwrap new book! Have a family movie night-watch Elf with popcorn!
  15. Have a hot cocoa tea party with cookies!
  16. Wrap presents!
  17. Sing and dance to Christmas music!
  18. Simeon's surgery Pray pray pray!
  19. Look at Christmas lights
  20. Mom and Dad's Anniversary--make them love cards!
  21. Open new Christmas book! Bring food to the food shelf!
  22. Simeon's b-day Let's party He's 1!!
  23. Bake a cake for Jesus's birthday!
  24. It's Christmas Eve!!  Celebrate and go to Mass! 
I had a few extra ones, 
I ran out of days and had to combine some
I could think of a ton more and some of these, mean more, 
like on the feast of St Nicholas, we will do some crafts and 
probably bake a special treat, but I didn't put that on the paper!
I have no real system for who gets to open, except to take turns
(that won't cause any arguments, right? --haha)
I also picked up some of those chocolate calenders today--Yay!



  1. Great list, Jamie Jo! I loved the idea of putting lights on the kids' tents. I can just imagine the excitement if that happened here. And just possibly a few hours of peace as they played. ;)

  2. I love you and your deliberate parenting.

  3. This is great!!! I totally have to do this this year. Thanks for the idea!

  4. You know your kid are not only going to have great memories of their childhoods, but thyou are but they are also going to be doing these things with THEIR kids and grandkids. What a legacy you are leaving them!

    (And I can't believe #22 is here already!)

  5. Jamie Jo, this is a perfect list of hopeful things to do to celebrate the anticipation of the Baby Jesus!

  6. Thank you. thank you! Our Advent countdown list is almost complete, so this heplps fill in the blanks :)I love this idea because it actually feels do-able for me this year. Thanks for the inspiration! I hope to post mine this week.

  7. Yay! Awesome list, Jamie. You have such great ideas to make each day special. And it looks like you have a few *very* special days to celebrate, too. I have all of our Advent stuff up and it's so cheery. I think I have as much fun as the kids do. ;)


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