Saturday, December 11, 2010
payzant advent calendar
when i was little, my mom made this advent calendar out of felt. it hung on our wall evvvvery year growing up and me & the sibs took turns updating it each day. i strategically managed the daily order so that i would be the one to put baby jesus up on the 24th each year -- since i'm the oldest [and smartest ;) ], rachel & grant never suspected why i was so nice to let them go first and yet i ALWAYS got baby jesus, year after year. suckers.
anyway, the advent calendar had kind of taken a hiatus with no more kids living at home, but last year when i was pregnant with jack my mom gave me the advent calendar with instructions to keep the tradition alive with my new little family. i put it up this week and have loved putting up each character each day -- though i really do miss my little sibs and doing this with them every morning.
BUT. as i'm putting up each little guy, i'm seriously amazed at the work my mom put into this thing -- the details are amazing. sequined turbans for the wise men? puff ball camels? pipe cleaner shepherd staffs? adorable. nice work, mom. this thing is a masterpiece.
p.s. i really REALLY miss my little bro today because it is his 20th birthday. feliz cumpleanos, little mexican missionary! we love you.
grant & the closest he's been to meeting jack:
love my brosef.