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Oh Christmas Card, Oh Christmas Card

The first Sunday of Advent was yesterday. The Christmas season is upon us! Scott’s office changed locations last week, so he spent the entire week immersed in moving activities, with the only exceptions of Thanksgiving Day and Saturday. Hence, our Thanksgiving holiday wasn’t quite as relaxing as we may have hoped. However, he is really excited about his new office, and I can’t wait to see it! I should drag all four girls with me. The last time I did that, people were turning right around and foregoing their lunch outings to gawk at us. Nothing to see here, people. ┬áJust a mama duck and her little ducklings following behind her, fighting over who gets to press the elevator buttons. read more

Gift Ideas for Little Girls (and how to give to your favorite causes while shopping!)

We typically only give the girls one Christmas gift each, so we like to make it count. I prefer toys that encourage imaginative play and are tried and true classics, rather than whatever toy is trendy that year. We have done a lot of trial and error through the years, and I thought I would write about the ones that have been successes with the girls.

These are our favorite toys for little girls:

1. Calico Critters

I LOVED playing with Calico Critters when I was a little girl, and when Ruth found my old Calico Critters at my mom’s house, she was in heaven. They are so cute, and can inspire hours of imaginative play. They also appeal to a wide range of ages, so you really get your money’s worth. read more