Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Our Christmas Time Capsule

Daddy was on patrol this evening, so we girls decided to start a fun new tradition! I found this idea on a great "Children's" blog and thought it sounded like loads of fun! We made a Christmas time capsule! We kept it very basic. I had some blank cards that the girls decorated, then we all sat around and came up with things to write about each other. Things like, "Lydia has almost finished her math book", "Bethany hair covers her ears and is very curly", "Havilah sleeps with Lydia but still wakes up most nights", "Mommy's favorite names for the new baby are....". The hope is that next year we will remember to pull these out ( They will be put away with the ornaments) and be reminded of all that has changed in the past year.

The girls decorating their cards

Even Havi gets in on the fun!

Lydia's card

Bethany's card ( I understand the "B" and "E" as she just learned them for her name. Not sure about the others though!)

Havilah's card

I know that you are all envious of my artistic abilities at this point. Try to love me regardless!

The finished products! I'm so excited to pull these out next year. Then again, I'm loving these days! Maybe I will just go enjoy this time and know that next Christmas will indeed come soon enough!


Anonymous said...

What a fun idea. I love it! Your hearts are perfectly drawn. =>
(twinsmom from momys)

Amanda said...

What a great idea! My dh is working the night shift tonight. I've been trying to figure out what to do with the kids tomorrow to help pass the time while Daddy is catching a little sleep before starting our Christmas celebrations. A time capsule and Christmas cookies should make for a great quiet morning! Thanks!