Saturday, January 16, 2010

Crafty People

Ever since we took down our Christmas decorations, I haven't been able to get my mind off the awesome advent calendar that my sister Susanna made my kids for Christmas. Every day before December 25th, O and H got to look in a bag for a little treat, and it was so much fun for them. They got toys, stickers, stamps, suckers, you name it, and Susanna included it. I really liked how it also served as a good motivator for them to do things like get dressed in the morning and pick up their toys.

So I've been thinking about making a new advent calendar for Valentine's Day. I came up with these, which are much simpler than Susanna's masterpieces, yet hopefully will still be fun. We'll start the countdown on February first.

And I've got to share the movie bag my mom made us for Christmas this year. She created this awesome bag that can fit just about any treat you could want to take into the movies with you. While the inside fabric has a cute popcorn and candy print for the pockets, the outside is a dicreet black with a cute button. And it's huge! You could fit a meal for an army in this thing! We took it out and tried it today when we went to see The Princess and the Frog. Inside we fit two bags of popcorn, candy, two sodas, water, and two juice boxes along with my wallet and even my camera. And we could have fit much more. It was awesome!