The Fun of Giving ~ This year we decided to do a Secret Santa mission. We picked a friend who we know is having a hard time right now and we are gifting her each day. She caught us on day two, but we are having lots of fun sneaking up to her house every day anyway. Tom Sawyer takes the days he is assigned to deliver the secret gift very seriously and commando crawls all the way to the house from the curb! LOL I am sure this will become a new family tradition. The kids are having so much fun.
We also delivered cleaning supplies and dog treats to the local no kill animal shelter. We enjoyed visiting with the animals and doing some training exercises with the dogs.
Lastly, we delivered food to the local food bank Christmas tree. I was happy to find out that all of my kids are old enough to volunteer there now. We will look forward to doing some of that this year.
|They used to all fit inside this train at the food bank tree!|
What we are Reading ~
- The Crippled Lamb
- An Irish Night Before Christmas
- Grandfather's Christmas Tree
- The Dog Who Found Christmas
- The Legend of the Poinsettia
- Night Tree
- The Steadfast Tin Soldier
We will spend this blustery day cleaning and preparing for Christmas. I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas!
I am joining homegrown learners.