Our advent calendar includes little daily items (stickers, tattoos, matchbox cars, etc) or activities. Some of the activities are for us and others involve doing something for other people or animals. Yesterday's advent surprise was to make a gingerbread house together. It was a huge hit and a great thing to do on a cold and rainy Sunday. I got a pretty big kick out of watching Felix as he tried to sneak candy, but like most three year olds I know, he's not very good at being sneaky, so there was lots of, "Mama, I'm being sneaky right now" as he chomped away on some crunchy, sugary confection. He was quite proud of the completed project. Just like his mama, he LOVES a good project.
Hope you're having a sweet December so far.