I made this advent calender to open each day with the boys using an old board, clothespins, a little paint, fabric, and stencils. It has a scripture to read each day, and hershey kisses. Lets be honest, I think at this age they mostly loved the kisses, although Tucker had some insightful questions that led to some good, short discussions.
Actually I'm getting ahead of myself. Steve's parents came to visit early Dec, and it was so great to have them here! Also so great to not be the ones traveling. Haha. We really enjoyed the visit, and his mom brought these adorable gingerbread sleighs to decorate. Maddox of course only cared about eating as much of the candy as he could get his hands on.
|Yes, this is Tucker's "say cheese" face|
|Maddox's "say cheese" face.|
|Love his parents.|
Then there was the Lynchburg Christmas Parade. I have to say, we went a few years ago and it was really fun. This time it was lame-o!! lots of vehicles with business sign on the side and most of them not decorated. At all. Come on folks, at least throw some light on there! Thankfully Tucker didn't mind, and there were enough firetrucks to keep Maddox entertained.
|He loves his uncle Ian!|
|Decorating sure can wear a fellow out!|
|Reese's peanut butter cupcakes-delish!|
|Blue Dinoco Lightning was Tucker's favorite gift!|
|Maddox has loved Charlie brown movies, so Snoopy was a big hit|
We had a wonderful Christmas. I am so thankful for this time together to remember the birth of Christ and celebrate it with the boys. It was a really special time!