|Day 6: make a Christmas doodle with momma! Aria and I take turns, I draw a little picture and she colors what I drew and then she draws a picture that I color. We continue until we are satisfied.|
|Day 7: make button ornaments with grandma. I was at a craft fair this night so I let grandma take the reins for this one. Arias is at the bottom of the photo; grandmas is at the top.|
|Day 10: check out Christmas books from the library. Well that was the intention but Aria has her parents taste in books and after picking two Christmas books she selected 3 fantasy novels.|
|Day 11: paint pottery for someone special. She completed three pieces. This one was her second and it's actually a gift for me, but she told me I'm supposed to forget so she can gift it to me for Christmas. Heh!|
But wait, you may be asking...what happened to Day 8? Aha...I have saved my favorite activity of this week for the last.
On day 8 we visited Alpenrose Dairy to see Santa. We never intended to tell Aria that Santa was real, in fact I told her that Santa was just a story when she was a toddler. But last year she met this Santa at the dairy and decided that THIS was the real Santa. It seemed really important to her so we've let it be. Sometimes you just need a little magic in your life.
Anyhow I digress. Day 8 we headed out to Alpenrose Dairy to visit Santa. We had a few hiccups in the morning as my sensory kid struggles with getting dressed, but she finally settled on this fancy little number. I think she was channeling the 80's.
I was incredibly touched that my sweet child would think to bring Santa a gift all on her own. It was such a sweet and spontaneous act of kindness and generosity.
What has your family been up to these December days? Any favorite memories in the making?