We woke up to cold temps - 27 degrees and a hard frost in Ocala Florida this morning! The kids LOVE when they get to scrape the windshield. Aidan did it the last time this happened last month so Emily got to do the car today. Aidan helped Dad do the truck before he headed to work. Aidan was having fun walking on the frost tipped grass, hearing the crunch, crunch under his feet! It's the little things in life that make us happy!
Every year I make my kids a snake filled with little trinkets. It is not really a snake - just a long tube of fabric that I fill with little things and tie a piece of yarn in between each one. They get to open one each day as they count down to Christmas. They picked out the fabric years ago -
I started it this morning... cause I completely forgot to do it for Sunday the 10th! Oh well, they were surprised and happy this morning. They got a light up bouncy ball. This started years and years ago when my brother David got one for me when I was in high school I think. It was a white velvet 'snake' with chocolates in it for each day with red ribbons separating it. I believe he got it at a craft fair with his then girlfriend while he was in college. I carried on this tradition and made the snakes and filled them for a few years for each of my nieces and nephews. I had their parents take it over after that. I had so much fun collecting little things for them in my travels through the year to fill up and distribute to them on Thanksgiving for their countdown to Christmas. For my kids... not that much planning as they are always with me! I did get a few fun things and placed a few days of chocolates for them to count down the days until Christmas. I do wonder how many years I will need to continue this tradition on with them.......?