Thursday, December 20, 2012

Snow Day!

We have a snow day here in Minnesota and I am super excited. :) The weekends have been busy, so it'll be nice to have the kids home with nothing to do.
 
Yesterday we took them shopping to get their presents for each other. My kids, ages 8, 6, 3, and 1, drew names for each other and the older two have been talking about what they want to get each other for weeks. Today we will get to wrap them up and maybe even put them under the tree, if we decide the younger two can resist the temptation! We let them open their gifts from each other on Christmas eve, so they can really thank each other and be excited rather than those presents just getting lost in the mass chaos of Christmas morning.
 
I also plan to bake cookies today. It's going to be a good day. :)
 
I've seen a lot of people posting their favorite Christmas movies and songs, so I thought I'd share some of my favorites as well. One of my favorite Christmas movies is Twas the Night Before Christmas. It's a favorite because of this song:

Even a Miracle Needs a Hand
 
Another Christmas favorite of mine is Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. I absolutely adore it and read it to my kids every year.
 
Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

17 comments:

  1. I love snow at Christmas, but it never lasts where I am - it goes grey and slushy then freezes and becomes a danger to everyone!

    It's great the way your kids open their presents on Christmas Eve like that - they sound very close and that's so lovely. Merry Christmas!

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  2. I want some snow! I live not too far from Annalisa, and can confirm the snow never lasts for long enough!

    I hope you have a great Christmas! XX

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  3. Love the start of holidays and snow definitely helps add to the festive atmosphere (although I could do without the -15 temps that were showing this morning!). Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  4. That's nice the kids open one another's gifts Christmas Eve.
    You know, put enough strapping tape on the package and the little ones will resist!

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  5. Oh, Merry Christmas! You're getting me all in the holiday mood :)

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  6. SOunds like a wonderful day! Enjoy every minute of it. We're supposed to get the snow in New York tommorow.

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  7. I always enjoyed watching that movie - now, the song will be playing in my head all evening long :)
    Have a Merry Christams!

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  8. Nothing is better than an unexpected snow day! Enjoy.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!

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  9. Happy Holidays! I've never heard of Twas the Night Before Christmas before, but the song you posted from it is really cute. :)

    And wow, a snow day? Fun! (Or maybe I just think that since I've never experienced snow myself, haha.)

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  10. We just missed that big snow. Only have about a few inches on the ground. Need some more for better sledding!

    Merry Chrstmas!!

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  11. We had snow days here too! Have a Merry Christmas!!

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  12. Snow days are great. And so are Christmas cookies.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  13. I love snow days. Last winter we got all of our good snows over weekends. The kids were so disappointed!
    Merry Christmas!!

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  14. God bless you--four kids. That sounds like a lovely Christmas tradition though, having them shop for each other, wrap and exchange them! I love it! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  15. Sounds like you had a great day! Happy New Year!

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  16. Hope your Christmas and New Year were GREAT!

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