It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
One of my very favorite Christmas items is a little wooden advent calendar. Each day of the calendar is a little drawer and in each drawer I put a slip of paper that has an activity for the day. Some are crafts, some are books to read, some are treats, and some are activities for giving to others. It's a perfect way to countdown to Christmas, to spread out our activities so we're not overwhelmed, and to remember to focus on others as well during the season of giving.
Earlier this month was our day to write to Santa - and boy, did Cole take this seriously! He worked so hard on his letter, painstakingly sounding out each word and writing it carefully.
"Dear Santa, May I please have a pogo stick? Love, Cole"
This is such a magical age!