A few years ago, Grandma Lexie decided to give Reed a lego advent calendar for his birthday. His birthday is the PERFECT time to get an advent calendar because you don't have to wait long to open it! He loved the calendar. Asher also loved the calendar, so the next year he asked for an advent for his birthday...in October. We got him one and he patiently waited until December 1 to start it. Last year, both boys got advent calendars again and Ryan and I decided to give Lila an advent calendar as an early Christmas present because she was feeling a little bit left out!
This year both boys asked Grandma for advent calendars again. And Lila not-so-subtly reminded me that she loved her advent calendar last year and would love to get an advent calendar again. As December 1 approached she'd comment, "If you are going to give me an advent calendar I think you better get it soon!" Or, "Mommy, pleeeeeeeease get me an advent calendar."
On December 1 the boys opened their calendars and ran in to show them off to Ryan and I. I stealthily put Lila's calendar under a blanket, on top of Ryan, and when she came in I suggested she give him a hug. She did...and at first didn't notice anything. Then she started knocking on the box and Ryan made a joke about his "rock hard abs." Finally, he pulled back the blanket and revealed her gift! She was pumped.
We are just about a week into December and everyone is excited every day to open their advent and build their lego thing. Reed has the Lego Star Wars Advent, Asher has the Lego City Advent, and Lila has the Lego Friends Advent. (The boys take turns being the receiver of the Star Wars version.) I guess you could say we're a Lego family.