PHEW I made it. Finished filling Little A’s special Advent Calendar just in time.
December 1 came up so quickly this year. Times certainly does NOT stand still when you have a toddler.
My husband and I are now quietly reading while Little A sleeps, but I’m bursting inside wanting her to wake up and see the Advent Calendar. It looks like the Advent and the Chair are ready to go too.
Isn’t it beautiful. My sister-in-law and her husband made it for Little A last year. I was astonished when they brought it out and presented to her. I was beyond words thinking about all the time, and energy that would have gone into making this advent calendar. Hand crafted and every box filled with homemade, personal gifts from my wonderful in-laws. Little A’s cousins helped by making finger puppets and writing stories and other gifts. Beyond thoughtful! Aurora is so lucky to be loved by my extended family. I was so very touched by this gift.
I could go on and on because last year I was obsessed with taking a photo every day when Little A opened them. This year I will still take pictures but I want to enjoy the moments not behind the lens but beside her. With Christmases to come I hope to make better and better choices with the items I put in the advent Calendar -the inaugural Advent Calendar bar was set very high. While this year my gifts are all store bought, for me the point was that I did it, I followed thru and continued the tradition, that was important to me.