I've been trying to figure out this year how to help Emery enjoy all the fun and meaningful parts of Christmas and not just focus on getting gifts on Christmas morning. I think doing family traditions are something kids love and will remember far longer than toys. If you have any ideas of some Christmas traditions I'd love to hear some more ideas! One of the things we are doing is reading a Christmas book each night. I wrapped them up and put them in this tote by the Christmas tree.
This year we got the "Elf on the Shelf" book. It comes with a little elf for your house to watch you. Each night he goes back to the North Pole to tell Santa if you've been naughty or nice. In the morning he comes back to your house and finds a new place to sit.
This year we won't be home for Christmas so I didn't want to buy a tree. But, my AWESOME friend Julie saved the day and let us borrow an artificial tree she had!
And in other news, miss Lucy is on the verge of crawling! She sees the tree. She wants the decorations and lights. She is creating a master plan as we speak!