Ethan 'n Beckett Land

Saturday, December 05, 2009

ADVENT-tures 2009, Day 5

Oh Christmas Tree.

Troy and Ethan went to the usual spot to pick up our tree (Braefoot Lacrosse box). Then we proceeded to "dec-RATE CRIT-ah-mus tree" according to Becks.

After we were all finished - Troy took Beckett to Canadian tire to pick up some cords for the lights outside and they bought candy canes to put on the tree. He really enjoyed this trip to fetch the candy canes and has re-told the tale several times.

I also wanted to note that he continued the trend of hanging several canes on one branch that he started at Auntie Tracy's. I guess it makes keeping track of inventory easier.

Friday, December 04, 2009

ADVENT-tures 2009, Day 4

Today we took our trip to Mayfair to visit with Santa. We have been priming Becks with walk-bys and waves - but when it came time to sit on his lap he was not having any of it.

Ethan was all smiles and chatter - of course!

This year's Santa photo has me standing beside Santa holding Beckett. He is white knuckling my jacket and not impressed about the fat man in the red suit behind his back that *MIGHT* attack him at any moment (this is my interpretation of Beckett's expression).

Maybe next year...

Thursday, December 03, 2009

ADVENT-tures 2009, Day 3

Letter to Santa - only Ethan did this one while it was Beckett's nap time. Ethan dictated all of his wishes to me and the list was WAY shorter than I thought it was going to be. Every commercial, trip to the store, or flyer he looks at causes him to request any item he sees.

The picture on the back of the letter is a snowman holding a balloon in case you couldn't tell because I can't get it to not be sideways on this post for some reason.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

ADVENT-tures 2009, Day 2

Two little Christmas stories to read each day before bed until Santa comes.

Curious George Christmas Countdown - Ethan has already noticed that George's count down is considerably smaller than ours with only six days...
Beckett's book is called, A Christmas Present for ME! and the book opens from within a little box that doubles as the cover.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

ADVENT-tures 2009

Its like the same stuff regurgitated from last year - except with bigger kids - and pictures added for your viewing pleasure.

All joking aside - I had so much fun with this last year that I thought I would do it again. Ethan currently thinks that Santa puts the hints and activities in the boxes which is cute. Beckett much prefers his calendar that actually produces chocolate - not little bits of paper.

So, Day 1 - the standard Christmas PJ's for December bedtime fun.
Ethan is diggin' his jammies which is kind of funny as for the last several months he would only wear PJ pants or joggers and one of his regular t-shirts to bed.
Beckett was thrilled to open the jammies - but is WAY to cool to actually wear them to bed. He prefers his racecar or motorcycle PJ's.