This weekend we started the Gingerbread Houses. This is something that we do nearly every year. Here is Trisha's house. I didn't get mine finished because I didn't get it baked.
We picked up the toys to donate to Toys for Tots. This is our favorite holiday charity and it has given us a chance to shop for things for kids when we did not have any children for gift giving. I bought a baby doll that, when you push on her tummy, she talks and cries, etc. We also got a Barbie who has a dog and lots of accessories to play with. For the boys we got a Yellow bulldozer and an emergency car playset.
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Today I am grateful for my daughter. She doesn't hear it often enough, but she brings joy to my life. I enjoyed the day with her today making the gingerbread. It brought the joy of the season into our lives and gave me the desire to have a Christmas Holiday.
We did get our Nativity out. So for Christmas is the Nativity, one Santa, and China (the panda bear) dressed as a Christmas elf.