Is it possible to be a dedicated homeschooling mom while still making time for myself as an individual (a girlie girl who likes cute shoes)? I like to think so. Follow along, and I'll let you know for sure.

Trust me . . . it's not ALL about the shoes.

Friday, January 1, 2010

The 12 Days of Christmas

This year, we thought it would be fun to celebrate the 12 days leading up to Christmas with fun, holiday activities for the kids. Yes, I do realize that this is probably what led to my finally succumbing to the Christmas crazies (why do you think this is the very next post?), but we had so much fun that it was worth it.

The kids loved waking up each morning to find an envelope containing a note about the day’s activities. For me, the hardest part was keeping it all a surprise since I usually talk to them constantly about what we’re doing that week. Here’s how it all played out:

Day 1: Trip to EPCOT to learn about holidays around the world
Day 2: Decorated Christmas tree cookies with friends
Day 3: Nighttime bike ride to see holiday lights
Day 4: Bake Grandma B’s famous Christmas cookies

Day 5: See the lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Day 6: The Little Drummer Boy at Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater

Day 7: Nighttime drive to see holiday lights

Day 8: Ice skating in Winter Park

Day 9: Watch a Christmas movie on the garage door

Day 10: Trip to the movie theater to see The Princess and the Frog

Day 11: Celebrate Christmas with Pata Sam & Miss Annie

Day 12: Christmas – presents, brunch, bike ride, playtime and dinner with Grandma!

And on days 13 and 14, Mommy slept!

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