A Mothers Ramblings: Family Area and Family Fun - Week Ten of the Holiday Grand Plan

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Family Area and Family Fun - Week Ten of the Holiday Grand Plan

Christmas Tree in window

Its November, Bonfire night is in just a few days and Christmas is next month. In just four weeks I will be putting up my Christmas decorations, so I guess I should take down the Halloween ones! I think that I had better start getting serious with what I am doing and it it is a good week for me to do this as this week is the Family Room Week in the Holiday Grand Plan.

We don't have a Family Room as such, but we do have family areas and I need to move one of them around so we can put up the tree. I have already done the deep clean in the living room, and I have sorted out all the Children's toys but I haven't gone through the colouring books and pens or crayons. I also have a lot of videos and DVDs that need clearing out and categorising and then there is still a lot of things that need finishing off!

So this week won't be too hard, but I won't be slacking off either!

This week I also need to carry on with the holiday prep which this week consists of:

*Make one batch of Holiday Goodies.
*Make one extra meal for freezer again labeled HOLIDAY MEAL.
*Buy two canned food items from menus
*Work at least 1 hour a day on homemade gifts.

Also this week I will;

*Continue with Top Ender writing her Christmas cards to the children in her year
*Start to write our family Christmas cards (I didn't last week as we were all too ill)
*Start planning weekly Christmas memory events (like our late night trip to London)

And we will continue to;

*Look for Holiday Outfits for Me and tights for Top Ender
*Stock the Mummy Christmas Shop
*Watch one Christmas film as a family a week

This week I am going to go in a little bit of Christmas over drive, and will post my ideas for having a frugal Christmas as part of the Thrifty Christmas Celebration over at Violet Posy.

Thrifty Christmas at Violet Posy logo

It seems that I am now in fashion with my thrifty ideas and ways!

As always if you would like to see how some others are preparing for Christmas take a look at theses fellow Bloggers and share the comment love with them;

Krista at Typical Ramblings
Candace at Diary of a FlyBaby
Diane at DianeDenmark
Kelly at Life at the Quinn Home