(Free!!!) Printable Nativity Advent

Tomorrow (or today when you are reading this) begins advent! It's the time we wait... the time we wait to celebrate the birth of Jesus and we enter a precious time of worship. 

I love it. I love it even more now that I have children. And now that Ry is two he really has something to look forward to. 

I wanted to make a special advent calendar just for him and share it with all of you. Click here to download. 

Each day we will cut out a star and place it on the calendar until the 25, when we will put the angel in his/her place. 

An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.  This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."  Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Luke 2: 9 -14. 

What are you doing to count down til Christmas?


Birthday Fun and FREE party printables

My sweet boy is two today! I still can't beleive it's been two years since Ry was born on his "magic" birthday 11-11-11. 

It's gone by in a flash. It's true what people say, DON'T BLINK! 

This weekend we joined with family and friends to celebrate his birthday with a "train party." My boy loves all things tractor, truck and train. So he had a blast. 

I thought I would share with all of you some details and give you some free "choo choo party" printables like the invitation I designed and our cupcake toppers. 

Ry's party was a total famly affair. My dad converted his riding lawnmower to a train, which he used to pull the party goers around our front yard. 

And my mom made these super cute train pants! (And she also painted him a shirt, which you can see in the top photo.)

We served really simple foods like

Mini baked sandwiches 

Creamy Peanut Butter Dip for apples 

Buffalo Chicken Dip 

And Mini homemade mini corndogs (recipe below) 

Of course, cup cakes and ice cream 

Mini Corn dogs: 

Yields 48

6 all beef hotdogs (I reccomend Nathan's)

2 boxes Jiffy Quick Cornbread Mix

2 eggs

2/3 cup milk

Spray your mini muffin pan and preheat your oven to 350. 

Mix your Jiffy Mix, eggs and mix. Drop your cornbread in to your mini muffin pan.

Slice your hotdogs into little pieces and drop a peice in each "muffin." Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. 

I made these cupcake toppers as well as the invitations and tags for goodie bags and the food table. I wanted to share it with you FOR FREE!!!

Throw your own train party and use these cute printables. And if you do leave me a post about it on our Facebook page!