I always forget about the little ones stockings! When you remember you can't stuff a baby's stocking with candy canes and you're like -__-. This is what I got for Joe last night, toothbrush and toothpaste. LOL.
Did you see the meme that was like "Moms during December: Mom, I need some more toothpaste. Alright it'll have to be part of your Christmas tho." It is ME.
I got a few more things to stuff stockings and fill in little gaps. All cute and inexpensive. Here is a run down:
1. This cute little forest book.
2. A few of the sweetest little saints dolls. Specifically Saint Joseph and Saint Francis.
3. Natural Teethers.
4. Beeswax crayons.
5. Actually cute stuffed racoon (Mary picked this out for Joe as his secret santa and I kinda can't help but to love it. All the other animals are so sweet, too. WHO AM I?)
6. And a staple... really good Christmas books. A few of my faves are An Orange for Frankie, The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree: An Appalachian Story, and The Legend of the Poinsettia.
ANNNNND aside from that we are hustling through this last week of Advent with serious cheer. Last night was the kid's Christmas pageant at school and it was the sweetest ever. Hero surprised us with a performance with her "advanced band" class, where she rocked the triangle. Everyone was so off-pitch and sincere. Mary played a turtle dove, Johnny was a dog (such a funny nativity addition), and my godson, Oliver, was the cutest angel ever. Baby Francis got the honor of playing baby Jesus and he was so mellow and happy. It took the crowd a good minute to figure out it was a real baby on stage and everyone loved it. The kid's school is so small and sweet and they put so much effort into the play. Microphone feed-back, kids falling over on stage, forgetting their lines, singing out of tune. It was really even better than I could hope for. I'm really grateful for our small, faithful school community.
With love from us, Merry Christmas!