And we continue on! We are almost finished with our Adventivities, which means the celebration of Jesus’ birth is upon us! Hooray!
Day 16: Visit the Alto Christmas light display!
A few years ago, we started the tradition of vising this light show in the area. It is put on by a man in Alto who simply loves doing it, and it’s free. Each year keeps getting bigger, and we didn’t want to miss the chance to see it just because we moved.
That house is currently on the market, so hopefully they move somewhere in the GR area so that we can see the show next year, too!
Day 17: Enjoy the show at the Festival of Lights!
This was by far our most expensive Adventivity. The tickets were only $6 per person, plus some fees, so I think we paid $48. Our seats were great, the show was excellent. We all had a great time!
The website said it wasn’t suited for kids under age 6, but we took them all anyway. We have trained them to sit still and be quiet during church/funerals/weddings/etc, so I was fairly confident that they would behave. I was hoping they would not only behave, but that they would have a good time.
Well, here’s their response to the show: “It was AWESOME!”
If we can swing it financially, I’m sure we’d love to go again next year.
Day 18: Make sugar cone Christmas trees!
This activity was floating all around Pinterest and the web, and it was super easy to accomplish. And a little tasty, too.
Day 19: Take a candlelit bubble bath.
We’re blessed to have a huge garden tub in our master bathroom in our new house, so the kids put their swimsuits on and climbed in. We lit some candles, added some bubbles, and turned out the lights. Luke read our Advent reading, and then the kiddos played. They loved it!
Day 20: Make snow playdough.
There are lots of pins out there for this activity. Basically, we made homemade playdough, left out the food coloring, and added peppermint extract for scent. We were supposed to add silver glitter, but the only store I visited before this adventivity was completely out of silver glitter. So we used green sequins instead. Not really snowy, but hey, sometimes you have to improvise.
This led to all-out playdough playing, which we haven’t done in months. Maybe years.
And this is why I almost never break out the playdough bin. Yes, I’m a bad mom in this regard. How does this mess not stress you out?!
Of course, it was all over the table, and the floor, too.
But we had some happy kids and some happy snowmen at the end anyway.