Henry wasn't as excited about December 9 as he had been when opening a new book, or selecting a new ornament. Nevertheless, today was a good lesson on giving and the importance of thinking of others. I was proud of both boys...by the end of the day, both had selected five (ten total) toys to donate to the homeless.
Note to self, and to those of you planning to do an advent calendar in the future - Next year, do NOT pre-date advent activities. It WILL be necessary to swap activities on busy evenings.
Sam was much too fascinated with the icing...and enjoyed wiping it on EVERYTHING.
We opted for Brooklyn's, a fairly new restaurant in Stillwater. I'm a regular during the noon hour, but enjoying dinner with the entire family was a real treat.
And Henry's book -
For those who haven't read it, you should. It's best if read with a Spanish accent. Hilarious.