Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Advent Calendars Galore!

In our house we have several different advent calendars.


There are the chocolate ones, two Cadburys ones and two free from ones.


But more popular than the chocolate ones are the old ones we dig out of the attic each year.


We've had this Playmobil one since James and Calum were quite small.


Despite how long we've had it, or perhaps because of it, the boys all love this one the most. When it comes out of it's year long storage they all help rebuild the little boxes and follow the instruction book that explains which piece of Playmobil goes in each of the boxes.

They also have to assemble the little winter background where the pieces you get each day all come together to make a cosy winter scene. That's it on the left below.


Of course, our house wouldn't be complete without a Lego calendar and we have been reusing this one for the last four or five years.
Our final calendar is being used a little bit differently this year. It's actually the oldest of all the calendars. I bought this one for James' first Christmas back in 2000.


I used to fill it with little treats for him and then it came in handy when Calum came along as when he was small we weren't able to find any dairy free chocolate calendars. In fact, up until a couple of years ago this was his and Alasdair's calendar. We would use their special chocolate and a Christmas mold to make shapes for them and fill two to each pouch.
This year though we're filling it with slips of paper. Each day has a little thing to do in it. Nothing too adventurous as I don't want to give ourselves too much to do in what is already the busiest month of the year, although some days will have something a bit bigger in them.
Here's a sneak peek at what we have planned for them on Friday!



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