Advent 2014

It's no secret around here that I love advent, and that I love books. So of course I think the idea of a book advent countdown (where you wrap up 24 kids books - maybe with a christmas theme - and read one each night up until christmas) is totally genius. 24 books is a bit overwhelming to start off, both for me to find and also for A's attention span, so this year we decided to do one book for each week of advent. Here's our little pile - along with A's gorgeous new sock monkey reindeer buddy (handmade locally by Miss Creative Designs)

It was hard to narrow it down to 4 - there are so many gorgeous Christmassy board books available! We let A choose which book to unwrap, and then read it together =). This week's book is 'Father Christmas Needs a Wee'! (yes we love a bit of toilet humour ;-))

The first week of advent also means a trip to the Scandinavian Australian Association's annual Christmas bazaar to pick out an advent calendar and a few other bits and pieces =) I do love these gorgeous sparkly advent calendars - this year's features teddy bears.

And so it starts to feel a bit like Christmas - if only the weather would cool down a bit so I could make my puddings! Xo



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