Monday, December 12, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

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!

1 comment:

katieharris said...

oh what a fantastic idea! I bet she looks forward to being read to every night. We didn't grow up with advent, but Todd did and I'd like to make it a tradition for Elise too.
It also like your framed ornaments you made. Pinterest? :)