It looks like Christmas…
inside and out, since we got enough snow to cover the ground and it won’t be leaving before Tuesday.
Here’s a few snaps of how Christmas looks at our house:
|Grace was saying “cheese!” for the picture… even though she was inside the door.|
|we do actually wrap gifts… but if they stay hidden, Grace won’t throw a fit to open them|
|she LOVES her new nightlight(s)|
The Little People nativity set was one Grace received as a gift last year. We set it up in her room this year and she loves to play with her ‘tivity. It’s been fun to read her the Christmas story and point out the characters in her set to make it more real for her.
The last photo is actually our Advent calendar. Our nativity set is a Fontanini one, which we bought our first married Christmas with the intent of buying a new piece each year. (hasn’t happened) While in a gift shop this summer, I found a Fontanini section and found this Advent calendar. I had been wanting to find one that we could reuse every year that also didn’t just involve giving out candy every day. This set starts out with the stable magnet, then each day adds a new one, ending with baby Jesus on Christmas morning. Every day, Grace asks for a new magnet when she wakes up in the morning and rearranges all the pieces several times a day, hence the awkward line across the fridge. 🙂