The countdown is on, one week left until Christmas Eve. The month of December is flying, like Dasher, Dancer, Prancer style fast and so we've been trying to enjoy every minute so as not to loose one moment of Christmasy goodness.
Last night was Josh's work holiday party and I loved having a reason to dress up and enjoy a much needed night out sans toddler. Not to mention, the food and sangria were great. Especially the sangria. :)
Grammy sent Ryan the Little People Nativity set a couple of weeks ago and she just loves playing with it. It is super cute with lots of animals and a manger that sings "Away In A Manger" which Ryan then lifts over her head and dances with on an almost hourly basis. I've had a lot of fun telling her the Christmas Story of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph and the three Wise Men and Angel. I know she doesn't really get it at this point, but I like to think I'm planting a seed, even at 17 months old. I plan to put it away at the end of the holidays and bring it out again next year so that it's exciting and new again.
For now, Ryan doesn't have to fight with any other siblings. But, I will say this, she chooses the teddy bear or the snowman (or both) EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. Apparently she doesn't take after me because my favorite was always the candy cane.