Thursday, December 9, 2010

Advent 16 days to go-No ants at our picnic? Yes, there are

Eat your heart out Ashlea...I just watched the Christmas episode of Community before it aired.  (If you are reading in a reader, visit my blog for a snippet of the episode.)

I love Community.  I think my favorite was the paintball episode.  But really, how do you rank geniusness? 

This episode is stop animation, though not clay-mation, according to Ahbed.  The premise is that Ahbed is having an hallucination that they are animated.  There is singing and all kinds of Christmas themed elements.

My favorite scene is the one where Shirley is turned into a baby doll.

Funny, huh?  The animation is right on.

Admittedly, this isn't one of the funnier episodes I have watched.  But it is a must see if you are a Community fan.  The relationship between Ahbed and Troy is always funny as they spew pop culture references.

If you've never seen Community, what are you waiting for? This is one of the best shows on TV.  NO, I'm not getting paid to say this. YES, I love this show.

It comes on NBC, Thursday Dec 9 at 7:00 PM central.

Today's advent:

Picnic in the living room.

For some reason my kids really enjoy having a picnic in the living room.  We are going to have hot dogs, chips and juice boxes.


NO complaining.

I love this one.  Should have seen the look on one certain child's face when we drew this. She hates not complaining. In other words, she loves to complain.


Coloring a nativity scene and then gluing them on to toilet paper rolls. I found one and printed it and now I cannot find it again. I'm sorry to be of no help there.

I've got two weeks to make a homemade gift for the person whose name I drew.  I can't say as my husband reads this blog regularly and it could be him or might not be.  Either way he can't know.  It's a secret homemade gift.

This week the kids get to open one present as part of our Advent activities.  It's suppose to remind them how Mary waited for Jesus and something else or other that I don't remember.

I buy Christmas themed gifts:

Kori-snow globe
Kati-nutcracker (not a real one, but a toy kind thingy one)
Millicent-a village
Jerusha-evidently a snowman since that is what I found.

This year I wasn't able to find those things here so I made do...and Jerusha got a snowman.  They can decorate for Christmas with these things.  And their Mimi has bought them all ornaments in previous years. So they will have a lot when they have their first house.

What are you doing? How are your holidays coming together?


Yara said...

Lor is sick. I think the elf did it! He must have brought germs from the north pole. How mean is that?
The girls didn't even want ice-cream cake! And it was chocolate with cake with cookies n cream ice cream!

We have not done much of anything. Lisa colored part of her advent coloring book. She has made a lot of crafts and drawings on her own. She is cutting her countdown chain thing every day (we think)

Nessa said...

I love gifting ornaments!

And picnics with no complaining - you are super mom.