I hope you are all enjoying the festive season. We certainly are wrapped up (pun intended) in Advent. It's been great fun weaving in big seasonal activities with the simpler things we do to prepare for Christmas. I love keeping the kids on their toes and their interest peaked. They never know what the door will open for them each morning. Receiving treats is balanced with a whole lot of giving. Remembering the reason for the season and keeping it dear to us is so very special.
We are hosting a cookie exchange for the kiddos and an Open House for the adults in celebration of Winter Solstice (did we get it all in with one party or what?). It's an intimate low key affair. No bake offs here. As an added bonus, preparing for the party has lended at least four advent activities (making the invitations, baking the cookies, decorating the cookies and the party itself).
If all goes well, we'll make it an annual tradition. You know how I love a good tradition!