Monday, December 10, 2007

Who's A Pretty Girl Then?

I've always loved advent calendars, the countdown to Christmas marked out with each tiny door. I remember my Mum showing us our first calendar when I was 5 and my brother was 4. We would take it in turns to open it, revealing the Christmas picture within. December 1st was a christmas pudding. I remember that because we had the same advent calendar throughout my entire childhood. After 15 years you start to remember whether the picture of the christmas crackers falls on the 13th or the 15th.

This is America though, so Anna who's 2 has an Advent-Calendarpalooza courtesy of her Nani. No paltry piece of cardboard for her, not even a candy-filled yuletide marker. No, she has giant wooden calendar with an individually wrapped present for each day. I'm not even going to write about how spoiled she's going to become, or how, if we ever move back to the UK she's going to think she's moved back to the dark ages. I am going to write about what happens when a 2 year old gets a Santa ink-stamp on day 9 and you nip upstairs to go to the loo:
















If you look closely you can see each individual Father Christmas. How I managed to produce a daughter so obsessed with make-up is beyond me. She's even adorned each eye.

So, did you get anything just as exciting in your advent calendar today??

10 comments:

Chilly said...

Nothing like that in our advent calendar, but isn't she still the most beautiful creature? The "chicks" on Haley must be so envious...

Amy said...

so precious!!!

Fresh Hell said...

Yikes! When I was three, I used a car lighter from the back of my grandfather's Cadillac as a toy rubber stamp. It wasn't a toy. I still wear the scar on my left hand of that fateful day. Yay for ink all over the face. Anna's pictures of her misadventure is much cuter than mine would have been.

Fresh Hell said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
AliBlahBlah said...

Fresh - my brother did exactly the same thing with the lighter in my Mum and Dad's car. I remember the circular burn on his hand being there for ages. Thank God cars don't have those anymore - it was hard enough getting the ink off!

villa luna said...

oooh! 'spose i could have done that with the chocolate that came in today's little box - smeared it all over my face. but then, what would the folks at work think of me then? oh. actually, do i care? strangely, my department at work has been taking turns opening a chocolate filled calendar - sort of. they have been randomly and wantonly opening doors - guessing where the best candy might lie, regardless of the day of the month.

Anonymous said...

Love it!


Daffodilly

Sassy Sundry said...

No advent calendar for me, but I think perhaps I might get one.

Adorable photo!

Rick said...

A little too much blush for my taste. Cute photo - a keeper.

http://organizeddoodles.blogspot.com/

lora said...

I regularly watch your site and I have nothing to complain about, it is quite the opposite. Congratulations ;) continued like that especially.
voyance mail gratuite, voyance serieuse par mail