My favorite memories this year:1. The last week before Christmas, Andrew slaved over Isaac’s present, up in his locked room. He was so motivated to finish his project, there was a day when he wouldn’t stop to eat breakfast or lunch. Isaac had received this Lego set for Christmas last year but didn’t have the time to work on it. Andrew thought it would be a great gift to surprise him with the finished car…even though the age range on the set said 16+, Andrew, being only seven, knew he could do it. It was quite a feat and he was SO excited to give it to Isaac Christmas Eve when the kids exchange gifts.
2. I’m so glad my friend Pam talked me into this new tradition. I have to admit I was quite nervous about it…the tooth fairy has never been consistently reliable around our house, and I doubted the Elf on the Shelf would be either. I didn’t want to set him up for failure, with his forgetfulness and all. But he did a wonderful job, and only once was he just too tired to move and sat in the same spot. (Although there were quite a few days when I think he cut it close and made it back into our house from the North Pole within minutes before he was noticed.)
3. The Night Before Christmas…when all is said and done, and I can breathe a sigh of relief when I know that Santa really did show up, and I feel peaceful and calm, and SO blessed to have all my children tucked in their beds, safe and warm.