After days and days of PJ reminding me that we had not yet made this year’s gingerbread house I decided to clear this morning’s schedule and help them do it.
Around here, the (unintentional) theme of this year has been “letting go.” I have been reminding myself of this while we prepare for the holidays, not only to conserve the energy I do have on any given day, but to release all of the pressure and just let the kids do as much as they can to help prepare for the season.
This year we followed the kids lead with decorating the annual gingerbread house, placing only the icing and letting them do the rest.
My favorite part is the Tootsie Roll firewood pile.
They have now moved on to placing the ornaments on the tree. The bottom two feet look fantastic! 😉
It’s all just right!
*Everyday this December I am striving to post a picture-a-day in the hopes of capturing the little moments that may seem ordinary at the time but, when strung together throughout this naturally hectic month, become the extraordinary ones that keep me ground until the new year. If you want to join me go here. I would love to share in your days as well.