Saturday, December 18, 2010

Advent Calendar Notes

As it turns out, Malachi likes the days on the Advent calendar that have notes in them more than those that have small gifts. That makes me pretty happy for at least a couple of reasons. #1 - Notes are (usually) cheaper than little gifts, even though the gifts are mostly things I would get for him anyways, i.e. glue sticks, pencils, gum, etc. #2 - Notes mean that we will do something special together.

The pictures from our snow day are one example of a note he received. It said that he was to call GranMols and Papaw and invite them to have breakfast with him. He thought that was one of the best things ever! He chose the menu - cinnamon toast, scrambled eggs, grapefruit and fresh squeezed orange juice - and helped me prepare everything. While I was teaching him to crack eggs (I was the one who dropped an egg on the floor, not Malachi!) he even thanked me for "teaching him how to do all this fun stuff." Ahh, I live for those moments!
This week Malachi had a note that told him we were going to build a gingerbread house together. I must admit that I was a little excited about this one. Mom, you can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this was my first gingerbread house too! I wasn't brave enough to bake the whole thing, so I cheated and bought a kit which turned out to be a good idea. His attention span was barely long enough to finish it as it was! Here are some pictures of our creation:

2 comments:

Blake, Kimberly, and Adeline said...

Erin, what time was that first picture? It must have been before 1000am because that lazy old Molly Lloyd has a bad case of bed head.

Erik, Erin, Malachi and Elliott said...

I said it was breakfast! And, I think it's more of hat head than bed head.