Christmas is by far my favorite holiday. As a kid, it was for the presents. Now, it's for the family bonding, traditions, and Jesus. I have loved carrying on some family traditions and building our own together. Jimmy's family grew up doing stocking stuffers each Sunday and the kids were already excited about starting it.
The kids' gifts were more necessity this week. Socks and underwear along with a sweet treat. Esme decided to help Jimmy with his gift as well, a candle and some Crunch bells.
Jimmy got me a Vikings tabletop bean bag toss game, which Esme promptly helped me open and play with.
Church dropped of an advent activity bag that we started that evening as well. First week is joy and we made ornaments. We also set up our candles and did our first devotion.
My parents gifted us with a candy advent calendar that we will do each day with the kids along with our Jesse Tree. Each Friday also has a gift card for each of the kids. We had to take the candy out and will add it back each day. They were not going to leave it alone otherwise.