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Some of the activities I had available for back-up you can see on the table:Snowmen from Art Girls to glue together and embellish, a tablet of Melissa and Doug drawing paper, Melissa and Doug sturdy crayons (no paint with white everything to sit on) and a gingerbread/candy train to construct. Since it is a tradition for each child to decorate his own tree back in Boston, we had to rely on Christmas tree sticker books from Dover which each child decorated in his own way.
When I suggested a movie, Hannah said, "LinLin, this is a time we all want to be together, not running around all over town!" I am for that, although Joe and I enjoyed seeing the store decorations and the dancing Salvation Army men before the children arrived. Joe had picked up Home Alone 1 and 2 for soporific emergency movies.
|Snowmen, trees to decorate, crayons/tablets|
|Mantle of gratitude|