Last year we did this for the first time. The mistake I made was not writing down the things I'd planned for us to do each day, at times leaving me sadly under-prepared in terms of supplies for making gingerbread houses, having lunch with friends etc. This year, I've noted the "events" of each day in my diary. They range from pancakes for breakfast, to going in to the city to meet dad for lunch and see the Christmas windows, to going 10 pin bowling - something we've been wanting to do for ages. It all builds the suspense and what is Christmas if not just the day but the build up to the day.
Other news ...... Ella has her first TWO wobbly teeth! We discovered them yesterday as she bit into an apple. Her two bottom centre teeth are wobbling, one a little more than the other. I can't tell you, I felt such pangs, it seems such a visible measure of her growing up and I love those teeth of hers! I must now begin new traditions and must search for ideas on teeth pillows, boxes etc. Does anyone have any ideas to share?