This last week I spent every day during nap time consumed with various Christmas prep projects. I made gifts for the neighbors, a string of Christmas light treat boxes filled with m&m's, and finished wrapping presents to put under the tree and fill stockings. By the end of the week, I was exhausted but legitimately sad that I had nothing left to wrap because the creative side of me LOVES wrapping gifts. I told Nic that I'm sure malls offer a present wrapping station and maybe they should hire me for the month of December. ;) Cute wrapping paper, homemade gift tags, and red and white twine are a weakness of mine. haha
We finally had to put up a gate around the bottom of our Christmas tree with little hands and bunny chompers around here. Liam still tries his darnedest to reach over the top and see if any shiny ornament could possibly be in his reach but gives up after a couple of attempts. haha
Our advent calendar has been such a fun and special tradition to add to the spirit of Christmas at our house this year, we've been loving it. We've watched The Grinch probably 110 times by now and will continue to have it on repeat until December 25th has officially passed us by. Maybe even after that. ;) The one December thing we are missing in our lives so far is driving around and looking at Christmas lights. Liam hates and I mean HATES with a passion riding in the car. Even driving to the store is a struggle let alone wanting to peruse several streets of houses so when he seems in a particularly good mood in the car (all of two times so far!) we decide to get adventurous and travel down a side street to look at a few lights. I swear not two houses in we are already regretting our decision and having to bag it from the sounds of pure anger ripping at car seat straps in the back seat (sigh).
I mentioned in Liam's birthday post how much Nic is looking forward to him being old enough to be able to build things out of Lego's together. While shopping for a family we are providing Christmas for on Saturday, he saw a bag of giant Lego's and wanted to give Liam them for Christmas. While Santa was already done finding presents to bring Liam, I didn't want to pass up something that Liam and Nic could do together. I wrapped the bag up as soon as we got home on Saturday. When last night rolled around and the weather was terribly cold and windy and besides going to church in the morning, we had been stuck inside all day so we decided to let Liam open the blocks early. haha He has loved them!
Christmas with kids is so magical! I have already felt that magic all December long so far that I can hardly imagine Christmas morning! Most of all, I can't wait to teach him about giving to others. We get to deliver/door bell ditch gifts we have for a family in our community on Christmas Eve and it makes me heart so happy.
Just a few December things I am loving! XO