Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Advent - 17 Days until Christmas

picture from Webundies.com

Today's Advent activity:

Pajama Day

Okay, for all of you who have been making fun of me...no food today. See, sometimes I'm not ruled by my massive stomach. Sometimes I think of something else. Never you mind that I have a purse full of candy from the movies tonight...cause I'm not sharing it.

Pajama day is a serious favorite around here. Honestly, about half of us are in our pj's all day anyway. The other half get dressed and have a routine. (If not, then teeth start turning black...YES, black, actually the color black...and hair never gets brushed. You get it...some kids need routine.) So the other half who get dressed every day, following our schedule, absolutely love this day.

Now me, every day is pajama day.

What about you? How is the Advent season going for you? I have to admit we are a little behind. We started our puzzle yesterday but we still haven't written our letters or made our phone calls. Today. I say today, we will.

We also started something this year called the Blessing Jar. I typed up a bunch of ways for us to serve each other and cut them out to put in a jar, that the girls decorated. (Very prettily, I might add.) Each day we are drawing out of the jar. Yesterday was ask someone how you can serve them and then proceed. Only one person did that yesterday and I was the lucky recipient. Yes, even I failed at asking. So we really need to try harder. The goal is that each time you bless someone with one of the tasks, we add a piece of straw to our "manger" (which at this point is nothing but will probably be a box just as soon as we get some straw from the barn that isn't stinky or wet or dirty....hey, it could happen.) and that the manger will be full of straw for baby Jesus on Christmas morning. Neat, huh? So do you think baby Jesus will make an appearance? Just kidding. It's not literal.

So back to you. Update me. How are things at your house this Advent season?

Oh yea, and Merry SITSmas. Don't know what SITS is? Better go visit. It's a fun way to get more comments and read new blogs. I'm all for more comments.


Trudy said...

I love the idea of the blessing jar and the pieces of straw for the manger...beautiful!

Mom's Place said...

Oh! I like the idea of pajama day!!! Saturday will be that day!

Mom's Place said...

Merry Sitsmas!

Brandi said...

Pajama days are so much fun. I've had several of them in a row (the result of having giant papers to write). And the Blessings Jar is such a beautiful idea. I'll keep it in mind for the future.
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Kelly said...

Merry SITSmas!

My Lipstick Life said...

Nothing but fun & good ideas in this post - pajama days & a blessings jar. Love it! Merry SITSmas :)

brooke lynn said...

we love jammie days too! the blessing jar/straw for the manger is a great idea!!!
i'll have to try it next year...i'm not brave enough to try anything new in the middle of the "big move."

Kristin said...

Every day is pajama day for me too. Ah ha ha

Rebecca Jo said...

I love your idea with the straw & just the whole blessing jar... fantastic!!!

Kara said...

LOVE the idea of the "blessing jar". What a great idea for any household. Especially with children. A great way to teach some good lessons!!!