Last year was the first year and we had a repeat this year... The Twelve Days of Christmas.
Awesome Neighbor knocks on our door and drops off a big sack for both Liza and Jason. Each sack is filled with twelve wrapped gifts and they are told that they get to open one present per day for 12 days. The "rules" are that we must turn on the Christmas lights and music and make it festive.
So for twelve days Liza and Jason turned on the lights, turned up the Christmas music, dug through their sacks, picked a gift, posed for pictures and then tore them open. Awesome Neighbor is so thoughtful! She doesn't spend much on the gifts (which I love!) but they are things that Liza and Jason can do... things to enjoy... things to break up the boredom of being stuck inside so much on these long winter days.
Liza and Jason loved every day of the Twelve Days of Christmas. They got excited over every single gift. They know they have the best neighbor ever. Jason even began saying "When do we get to do the twelve days of Christmas my true love gave to me?" When I asked if our neighbor was his true love he confidently answered YES!
We love The Twelve Days of Christmas and we love our neighbor!!
They posed every day with an "I wonder what this could be" pose.