Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Christmas Prep

We've had fun preparing for the holidays. Haven't managed any baking just yet, but hopefully in the next couple days.

Started by clearing some space in the living room and set up the advent box on the small table.

I got a tea advent to try out this year and it's been a lot of fun to sample all the different flavors.

And see the pretty colors of the various herbs and flowers added to the teas!

M isn't a big tea drinker, but enjoyed the cinnamon spice rooibos tea. They curled up on the couch with their tea and a blanket and declared "Fridays are the perfect day to unwind and drink tea!" and then patted the couch and told me to sit. That was...unexpected. This was followed with "Sundays are when you wind up...to the max!"

We also got a new Lego advent set this year - Harry Potter!

As usual, we waited until mid-month to get our tree. I was worried it was a little tall, but it fit perfectly!

And we even managed to get it decorated the same day. Now we have some advent presents from Gram sitting under the tree, conveniently close to the advent box.

I've asked the kids to start on some cookies, but they haven't yet, preferring to play video games. Hopefully they (and Ryan) can find some time for that the next couple days!


Nancy said...

Older kids are so nice to have! Rachel has been baking up a storm over here. :)

I hope your little bakers whip up some lovely holiday treats for you!

Alanna said...

I need to be better about making my kids do some of the cooking. I just hate dealing with their mess. It always feels easier to do it myself.

I love M snuggling up to join you for tea time. I always wish I enjoyed tea more-- I drank a TON of wheat tea on my mission, and even though it pretty much tasted like dirt, I grew to not mind it at all. But I don't think I've bothered with it since I came home. (Actually, the same can be said of sushi, come to think of it...) But it sounds so lovely to curl up with a mug of hot tea!