WHEW! Another year of December Daily under my belt. Feels GREAT to be done. All of the Christmas/holiday product is boxed up and stored away until next year....
This year Sam asked if he could help wrap some of the presents. He'd never wrapped a present before, so we had a lesson in how to properly wrap :) It was great having a helper this year - I dread the present wrapping every year and always end up leaving it until Christmas Eve; not this year!
I don't think I've ever been as prepared on Christmas Eve as I was this year! Wrapping done by 10 am. Nick and Jack prepped the prime rib and dug the fresh horseradish from the backyard by early afternoon and by late afternoon I even had 2 of the 3 tables set for our Christmas prime rib dinner!
I included the To Do list that I put together for the 4 of us to tackle that day.
As the kids get older, Christmas morning always tends to be over in the blink of an eye! This year Sam asked if I would do a scavenger hunt for some of their presents again - I did this 5 years ago when we surprised the kids with a trip to Hawaii. I had a ball coming up with clues for them and hiding places for a few of their presents. The kraft envelope is one of the clues from the scavenger hunt, I put the rest of the clues inside the envelope and journaled about the scavenger hunt on the back of the envelope.
I googled Christmas Scavenger Hunt as I was wracking my brain trying to come up with clever clues - there were TONS of ideas online. Here's one of the clues from one of their presents -
I hid two presents for each of them and had between 3-5 clues per present. It took them an additional 30 minutes to find these presents after they whipped through the wrapped ones under the tree. It was a great way to draw out the present opening and they both loved it. Definitely a do over again next year!
Thanks say much for checking in and following along with me this month! Until next year ;)