Christmas Eve

Oh there's been a lot of counting down the sleeps around these parts. It's getting all rather exciting really, I'll be surprised if they settle well to sleep tonight! We're heading off on Christmas morning to spend time with family out of town, we'll be away a few days, and yes, it's all very exciting. Liam talks about it, oh, about one hundred times a day.

advent calendar

The advent calendar has really helped both kids get a feel for the passing of time and the counting down to this special day. They love taking turns opening the little window and discovering what's hiding behind.

Christmas celebrations

We've also been celebrating advent by lighting candles every night at dinner time. One the first week, two the second week, and so on. The kids have enjoyed it so much. The first night while the candle was lit I sang them 'Away in a manger', as this was the first Christmas carol that came to mind. We have sung it every night since and the children are starting to know the words, it is hilarious, they take it very seriousy, we have taken a video of it which will be so fun to look back on in a few years time.

Nativity and advent

On Christmas morning we will light the orange candle also, to remind us of the birth of Jesus, the Light of the World.

wool felted nativity set

And here is the nativity set that I mentioned I'd bought and have been meaning to show you, isn't it just so cute! I bought it off Felt, it is made by this clever lady. The manger is empty at the moment but on Christmas morning baby Jesus will be found asleep in the hay.

nativity set

And the Christmas tree we made after seeing them here, there is a tutorial if you feel like doing some last minute crafting :)

Advent candles

I hope your Christmas preparations are going well and you have a lovely day tomorrow.
Merry Christmas all!


{call me satch} said...

we hope you have a fantastic day and thanks for sharing all your wonderful posts this year x

Mrs Knight said...

beautiful!!!! have a lovely lovely Christmas sweet little family xxxx

christina said...

Merry Christmas, Hanna! I used the bread bag, that you sent me in the pay it forward swap- way back when. I had such warm thoughts of you, on xmas eve.

Hannah said...

Merry Christmas! I hope the holiday is treating you well x

melissa said...

happy new year to you and your family!

Gilly said...

Hello Hannah,love the blog and have been following for some time. Missing your posts though, I hope everything is O.K. and that you will be back soon.

hanna said...

Thanks Gilly, thanks for your concerns :) We're all well and I've finally put up a new post! yay! xx