SnowMuch's annual advent calendar thread - what did you get in yours today?

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SnowMuchToBits Sat 01-Dec-12 08:15:40

Ds and I are having our annual advent calendar competition where we have guessed what is in all the windows. One point for something you guessed but on the wrong day, two points for the right thing on the right day.

Today I had a decoration (1 point), ds also had a decoration (no points, as he didn't guess decoration for any day). He also has the Playmobil Knights tournament advent calendar and had a king person in it! smile

SnowMuchToBits Wed 19-Dec-12 16:40:06

I had another tree (no points) and ds had a snowman decoration (1 point). In the Playmo one we had some horsy armour. smile

LadyMargolotta Wed 19-Dec-12 09:24:31

I am feeling like bah humbug angry today. Both advent calenders had a 'handbag' - that's fine for 7 euro Polly calender- but that's not what you would expect from a 24 euro Lego calender.

SnowMuchToBits Tue 18-Dec-12 17:12:23

Lucky Polly! Yesterday I had a decoration (1 extra point for the correct day) and ds hada funny looking bird (no points). Today I had a teddy with tree (no points) and ds had another rocking horse (no points).

In the Playmo calendar we had a shield for the second knight, and today we had his horse and lance.

LadyMargolotta Tue 18-Dec-12 14:09:46

Polly got a festive red and green dress today. The Lego friends another present and letter for their post box.

SnowMuchToBits Sun 16-Dec-12 19:37:48

We had the red feather too! And otherwise I had gingerbread house (no points) and ds had a heart-shaped decoration (no points).

PenfoldRocks Sun 16-Dec-12 18:31:39

Hoorah for the shiny armour. Just had to then find the knight, who the cats had helpfully pushed under the sofa. Armour topped off with lovely red feather today. Another walkie talkie in the imaginext calendar (yawn)

SnowMuchToBits Sun 16-Dec-12 09:11:48

Mine is still in bed! But he is 12 and we were out at a concert last night, didn't get in until late. smile

LadyMargolotta Sun 16-Dec-12 07:43:26

Can you believe it, the children are all eating breakfast, having totally forgotton about the advent calenders!

SnowMuchToBits Sat 15-Dec-12 14:49:53

Today I had some presents in a wheelbarrow (1 point) and ds had a stocking (1 point). In the Playmo calendar the knight's shiny armour turned up. smile

SnowMuchToBits Fri 14-Dec-12 13:42:09

Shame I never had any dds, LadyM, the Polly Pocket sounds good!

Your ds will go far, Penfold! wink

PenfoldRocks Fri 14-Dec-12 13:05:24

SnowMuch, me and The Boy are also a bit hmm at the lack of the 2nd knight's armour, specially as it is going to be super-duper shiny. The Boy opened the calendar, looked at the bag, said "I wanted the armour", threw the bag aside and said "Can I open yours Mummy" (not spoiled, honest!)
I asked The Boy what the King had in his goblet and he said without hesitation "Wine". He is 3. blush

LadyMargolotta Fri 14-Dec-12 12:57:24

The Polly Pocket calender is still impressing me. It's clearly aimed at girls, but so far, only one of the doll's outfits have been pink. The rest are red, green and white.

The Lego Friends calender isn't very exciting - a pink and turquoise chair seat for the dog (the one with the bow in its hair).

Ds was very pleased with the pirate playmobil figure he found in his calender pocket this morning. It's one that glows in the dark smile

SnowMuchToBits Fri 14-Dec-12 08:53:49

Ds had some holly today (1 point) and I had a snowman (1 point). In the Playmo calendar we had a shield and flag for the first knight. The second knight is a bit pissed off that the first knight has armour and weapons and a shield and flag and a horse, while he has nothing! shock The kingy person has had to cheer him up by giving him a goblet of wine... wink

We got an elf today. Left ds2 playing with it abd c asd b aback in to find he'd set the scene up so the elf was pointing a flute at Santa... Had to explain the difference ee between a flute and a gun and that the elf would probably lose his job for shooting Santa

Merry Christmas hmm

SnowMuchToBits Thu 13-Dec-12 15:23:05

shock at empty MrMen calendar! I hope the magnets appear later. Am pleased you got your weapons holder together, Penfold - my ds was quite pleased with the knight.

Teddy bears are always nice in an advent calendar I think. Am a bit hmm at your veg Goo. Although one year I had an advent calendar which contained an unusually large number of birds....

Indith Thu 13-Dec-12 14:54:49

We had a double day today as we forgot yesterday due to all oversleeping and only having half an hour to get everyone out of the house! So a lego woman and something else I had tuned ds1's chatter out as I was trying to wake up then a teddy and an elf.

juneybean Thu 13-Dec-12 14:48:21

My Mr men calendar was empty today, I think it was supposed to be magnets, so I'll wait to the end and look to see if they have slipped down.

NagooHoHoHo Thu 13-Dec-12 14:42:06

grin @ festive weapons holder

We've mainly been getting veg. [nilpoints]

PenfoldRocks Thu 13-Dec-12 14:06:32

snowmuch - I managed to get the weapons holder together - thank you!
We also (obviously) got the 2nd knight today, which The Boy has been desperate for since 1st December. Now he's not interested in the knight as he wants the shiny armour... sigh
I also have the Imaginext calendar, which I can't believe had an RRP of £34 ish (I got it in the Smyth's sale for £7.99) - and it's nowhere near as good as the Playmo one. They seem to be saving the best bit (motorbike) til last, which doesn't really make sense to me as the very next day we'll be awash with gifts.

SnowMuchToBits Thu 13-Dec-12 11:25:58

More presents for me today (no points) and a toy soldier for ds (also no points). In the Playmo calendar we had another knight. smile

SnowMuchToBits Wed 12-Dec-12 14:52:05

Yesterday I had presents and a sleigh (1 point) and ds had a candy cane (2 points). Today I had a tree (no points) and ds had yet another decoration (also no points).

In the Playmo calendar we had a shield yesterday and a jug and two goblets today.

LadyMargolotta Wed 12-Dec-12 09:07:19

Polly pochet got a very nice pair of white cropped trousers. The Lego Friends got a cute dog and dd1 has put a bow in it's hairhmm

And I got my Lindor chocolate with my brew this morning.

PenfoldRocks Mon 10-Dec-12 18:40:21

Thank you so much SnowMuch. Mr P managed to get the single bit in. I now just need to find the pieces that I threw into the playmobil knights and emergency services box in a huff and try again!

SnowMuchToBits Mon 10-Dec-12 14:52:12

Well, first of all the single piece goes in what appears to be the front of the stand, the other two go in the other side. I positioned the black piece in the hole, then used a folded up tea towel and pressed firmly with my thumbs. The black pieces have to go with the little lip facing upwards too. Hope this helps!

PenfoldRocks Mon 10-Dec-12 14:46:03

Oooh SnowMuch - how did you get the bits in? I'm sure I tried both ways round but still can't assemble the stand!

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