With Christmas just a mere 10 days away (yup 10 folks!), the excitement is overwhelming! Big J tries daily to convince us that he needs to open a present early. He continues to give us updates to his wish list and talks non-stop about when we will all be getting up on Christmas morning or what kind of cookies we should leave for santa. He may be almost 16 years old but the magic bells of Christmas still ring for him. I adore that about him!
Meanwhile on the other end of the spectrum, our cricket has no idea what is to come! She is in love with all the lights, ornaments, cards, trees, holiday books, decorations, cookie decorating, ribbons and bows and I am loving watching the wonder in her eyes as she experiences her first Christmas. She will gladly wave to the man in the red suit but is fine with doing it from a distance. As we pass a store with a Christmas tree in the window she will point and smile. She's desperately trying to say "Merry Christmas". We've watched many holiday cartoons and she adores Charlie Brown Christmas the most! Our bedtime read has now become a large stack of holiday books ranging from Christmas books to stories about Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The magic of the holiday has filled her with a sense of awe and I'm taking none of it for granted!
I hope your holiday season is filled with awe and joy so far!
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