Thursday, 15 December 2011

Three turtle doves

We are up to the 3rd day of Christmas aren't we? Three turtle doves? The closest I have come to a turtle dove is lugging Tommy the turtle potty everywhere I go. I have become 'the lady with the red potty'. Thanks Dew Drop and your refusal to wee anywhere other than the turtle.

I am a self-confessed Bah Humbug. Usually I spend all of Christmas bagging out Sister B for all of her festivenss, meanwhile putting off my Christmas shopping and refusing to 'catch up for Christmas' with people.
But things seemed to change for me last year, and I am now embracing Christmas with enthusiasm. Except the 'turtle' doves.

The home-made sock-style Advent calendar has been the centre-piece for Christmas cheer. I wrote little activities for each day and tucked them in the socks. We have been busily singing carols, visiting the Christmas lights, baking Christmas treats and making Christmas crafts.

Today's activity was writing Christmas cards and we used one of our Christmas crafts as the starting point.

The kids have been loving it. Each day they get out of bed bursting to open the sock. They have to wait for everyone to be up and Nugget proudly reads out the task. It sure beats dosing them with chocolate every morning and I have to say that this Christmas celebration thing has been lots of fun.

Tomorrow we have a knock-knock joke.

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Hanna who?
Hanna partridge in a pear tree!

I crack myself up. Have you got any good knock knock jokes? How is Christmas rolling for you this year?


Naturally Carol said...

Christmas is stressing me out, quite frankly. For the past few years i have felt relatively organised, this year I'm a complete shambles! Oh, well, there's always next year to prove I'm not entirely a Christmas failure.

ClaireyHewitt said...

Knock knock
Who's there
Lettuce who?
Lettuce in please!

Or the fav in this house

Knock knock
Who's there?
I did up
I did up who?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha you did a poooooooo

Coal Valley View said...

You crack me up too! I don't know how you do it, your festivities are impressive. And I'm right there with you on the toilet front, just 1 delinquent twin struggling to do the poo thing. So close though, maybe I'll get my Christmas wish after all.:-D

Mum on the Run said...

I'm taken with your advent calendar.
She's a beauty - and a great way to drive a bit of Christmas spirit.

Diminishing Lucy said...

♥♥♥ the Christmas Advent sock thingo!

I am resigning from cake stall lady duties. Because I want to relish in next Christmas, not screech at the kids through a cloud of icing sugar.


Mama of 2 boys said...

Loving your sock calendar, super cool! And the inventive side is SO much better than a chocolate hit. Right on Multiple Mum :o)
Had to laugh at the tommy turtle part, that is pretty cute. The things we do for our children, eh!? xo

Photographer Mum said...

What a fab idea! Holidays next week so i need some more idea's to keep small people entertained. We are going to make our own Christmas bon bons with our own jokes this year as well as a few other things.
I made some chocolate brownie santa hats that your Sister A posted about a few days/weeks ago. They look awesome and are very easy!!
Hope you have a good Christmas if I don't see you before then :)

Anonymous said...

Great advent calendar!! Oh that turtle hopefully will move off soon.
Knock knock
Who's there
Boo who
as good as my jokes get!!

Seana Smith said...

The sock advent calendar is sheer genius, what a fab idea.... I'm immediately thinking of stealing it... my kids would be amazed... well, the wee twins.

I like Christmas but jeez, it's too busy for us mums.

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Maxabella said...

Who ARE you!?!?!?!?!?!?!? x

Glen said...

I quite like that idea - might have to steal it for next year...

ClaireyHewitt nicked my favorite Knock Knock, so I'll see what I can come up with instead...

Knock Knock
Who's there?

Hatch who?

....Bless you....

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