When Charlie was just 9 months old, I started the tradition of taking him to visit the Santa mailbox in Cary, and we've done it every year since. It's fun to sit at the table to write out Christmas lists, deliver them to this special mailbox, and get a reply from Santa a few days later. The boys love getting a letter back from Santa in the mail!
Here is the information for the Santa mailbox...they're doing it for 3 more days if you're interested!
And some pictures from dropping off their lists.....they asked for some pretty unrealistic things this year- a Nintendo game without the actual Nintendo ("we can play it at Mimi and Grandpa's house, Mommy!!"), and giant toys that would never fit in a toy bin (and that I would trip on at night while I'm getting my crushed ice)...so we had a conversation about how Santa brings things they can actually use. :) They HAVE been really sweet boys this year (and always) so I'm sure Christmas morning will be special for them.
^looking SO grown...how dare you, Crew!!
^a light in his favorite color...orange!
We're also really enjoying participating in our church's challenge of #Lighttheworld. (The video is so good.) I'm a firm believer in serving all year round, but with a season that can somehow become rushed and full of checking off to-do lists, I find it extra important to reach out to others and focus on why we actually celebrate Christmas.
I hope y'all are having a wonderful December so far!