Friday, December 13, 2013

Advent - Week 2

The second week of Advent saw the Kruse family crossing more things off of the list.  Here's what we've been up to...

1.  The Western Mall Light Show - an indoor light show, set to music, to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation is something we try to see each year.  It's only about 15 minutes long but is stunning!

2.  We made Brent's Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies).  This is his favorite Christmastime treat...pssstttt....don't tell him that we could actually make this ANY time during the year.  The guy just goes crazy for the stuff.  I wish I was kidding when I tell you that I caught him eating it for breakfast.  Even the look in his eyes screams, "I want to devour you!"

You should have seen Owen's eyes light up when he saw me pour liquid chocolate/peanut butter over cereal.  Amazement.  It takes so little to impress these children!

3.  Bought Angel Tree gifts.  Brent is on the church committee in charge of the Angel Tree, so we got to help get everything ready for it this year.  We went shopping one night and then wrapped everything the following afternoon - it was a joint project with my parents.  Tomorrow, we will help deliver them to their families.

4.  Santa Advent calendars. My mom gave both kids these super cute Santa posters that the kids need to glue a cotton ball on each day.  When Santa's beard is full, that means it's Christmas.  It was evident after 2 days that we had a problem.  When Owen says the word "cotton ball", he has trouble with the two t's.  Instead of the t sound, he makes the ck sound.  Go ahead and try that out in your head, not out loud!!  Guess what it sounds like?  Yep, we cringe a little bit too.

5.  Bought a new puzzle.  We've just barely gotten a start on it though.  This one may take awhile.

We've got a jam packed weekend ahead of us full of birthday parties, Christmas programs and church activities.  The schedule is heating up!!  What's on your agenda for the weekend?


  1. Looks like so much fun! You made me laugh so hard with Owen saying cotton balls! Lol!

  2. Love this, you all are so giving, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!