A new tradition we started this year was an advent calendar using Christmas books.
Each night of December, Lily opens one book to read before bedtime.
Not only is she warming up for Christmas morning with her present opening skills,
she is also learning about Santa, the meaning of Christmas, and the names of every reindeer (her favorite!).
It's been so sweet seeing the excitement on her face as she opens the book,
and even sweeter, seeing her cuddled in Daddy's arms!