I am still working on my series about our curriculum and what the girls have accomplished this fall, but we are also in the midst of Christmas preparations. Friday I took the time to venture to the library to check out Christmas books. I did not want novels, but rather short, beautifully illustrated picture books that can be read in one sitting.
I found old favorites like Madeline’s Christmas, a story that we read all the time when they were little. My girls have not heard it in so long it has been forgotten. I found what are sure to be new favorites, like a few stories from the Little House books, some Tomie DePaola classics, and at least one nativity story. I loaded up my tote with 26 books (I found a great holiday sheet music book for the girls) and crossed my fingers that I would not get scolded for taking out too many in one subject area.
I Instagrammed my trip and when the girls checked their account they figured out what I was up to. Being an elf in a former life, Lilah used her fabulous holiday beautifying skills to quickly prepare a wrapping station where she and her sister got to work wrapping each book. Now when they begin choosing books December 1st, each will be a surprise, each a gift.