Each day the kids open up a door on the train and take out a special note. We started a bit late since we arrived back to Faro on the 2nd and have been overwhelmed with the Faro Plague since then. The kids haven't asked who wrote the note yet, and I am not sure how I will answer that when they do ask.
Each note with either be something that we will do that day as a family or it will be a special act of kindness that we will perform. Yesterday's note was letting the kids know it was the day to write their letter to Santa. It was a fun family activity even with both kids sick. Today, we will be doing some baking to share with friends of their choosing. I am looking forward to putting a new task in each night and keeping this new tradition going each Christmas season.
|Naked thanks to a high fever, but look at that writing! He knows how to make almost every letter on his own now.|
|Side two of his note to Santa.|
|Looking through the Sears catalogue to find the perfect present request for Santa.|
|Our advent train and notes so far. And the stack of Christmas cards all ready to be mailed out today!|