Saturday, December 18, 2010


So in perusing a ton of lovely blogs, I have seen so many amazing advent ideas. From ladders with tin buckets hanging off of them, to mittens strung across a fireplace, to paper ring chain countdowns, to adorable paper clipped to felt trees with clothes pins...oh the creative ways to do advent are endless...and inspiring...but alas. I have a toddler who wouldn't know the difference and has no care for what an advent assignment would no cute notes saying "bake cookies" or "write santa a letter" or "visit the elderly" etc...instead...

Trusty Trader Joe's Chocolate windows! Our advent is simple and sweet.

Every day Judah enjoys the ritual of getting his little handful of chocolate. And it is adorable. I finally took some pics of it's the play by takes all of 30 seconds each day so the fact that I got 6 pictures out of the deal is pretty good :)

I'm pretty sure we have skipped a day or two...which works out just fine cause we aren't really celebrating christmas until a couple days after it works out in the end.


Thank you Trader Joe for selling these beauties for .99 cents :)


First Judah opens the door...


Revealing the Chocolate!


He puts his flat hand on the chocolate window and we turn the advent
calendar upside down until it drops out into his sweet little hand!


And then it vanishes...


And then Judah plays with the open doors.

I was kind of surprised that Judah gets the concept of this being only 1 time a day.
I leave it out on the counter in plain site and he doesn't try to get at it once we have
done advent. He calls it "hand" cause of putting his hand on the chocolate window :)
haha. It's adorable.

Some day I will do a more creative and crafty advent, but for now this is working out just fine!

What do you do for advent? Or what do you want to do...


Beth said...

We do a calendar like this too - at least for this year. Agree that it's fun for a toddler (and mama, too!). In upcoming years we'll get more creative and do the fun stuff I see reported over on Ashley's (and other's) blog...

Love these pics!

Becca Groves said...

I love that he calls it "Hand"

...that is hysterical!


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