We have 2 different trains that go under our Christmas tree but haven't had either of them out for many years because of all the little grabby hands. We decided to try it again this year and set it up as part of our advent activity. Unfortunately we still have two kids with very grabby hands (Mia and Griffin) and it has been torn apart more than it's been together, but Ryan has been up for the challenge of putting it back together and loves to watch it go around the tree. I was surprised to hear Ryan say that setting up the train has been his favorite activity so far. Good reminder that the simple things usually mean the most.
Make Gingerbread cookies with grandma
Griffin and Morgan with my cute mom!Every Christmas my mom has all of the grandkids up to her house to make gingerbread cookies. The kids LOVE it and all the parents enjoy eating all of the cookies. It's a win-win. Gingerbread cookies and peppermint ice cream -- it tastes like Christmas!