First of all, let me say I did not have a plan. I didn't even have Advent candles. But that didn't stop me! So long as I have a printer (with ink), markers and tape, we can have an Advent wreath. It's safe to say you won't see this on Pinterest. But we made it. And God willing we'll have real candles next Sunday.
The problem is my oldest boy's birthday falls on or near the first Sunday of Advent every year. Another problem is I can really only handle planning one thing at a time, and since this year the kid turns the big 1-0, I've been a little preoccupied. Oh yeah, there's the whole baby thing too. That sweet little bundle sucks up a whole bunch of time.
Anyway, this is the first year that Red, my soon-to-be 10-year-old, is responsible for inviting his friends to his party. Evidently, in the third grade they don't make you invite everyone in your class if you hand out invitations at school. So he has to remember to hand out his invitations for the party that is this weekend. And since his short-term memory really isn't the best, I'm a little worried. But he's been full of surprises lately, so I'm hoping for the best.