Around this time of the year I get out my children's Christmas books and read them to M ( if he sits still long enough), or we look at the pictures. A Porcupine in a Pine Tree has uniquely Canadian gifts such as Cariboo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Beavers, Stanley Cups, that sort of thing. It's one of M's books and I get to sing it with him ( he only chimes in for that last line about the porcupine).
Woodland Christmas is also a Twelve Days of Christmas one with a twist. A young bear goes courting and brings wonderful woodsy gifts to his love. Each day's illustrations show his 'courting progress' and the book ends with the wedding. It's an adorable book.
Cats and Carols has wonderful cat paintings on one side of each page and on the other are the words of a carol embellished with decorative initial letters. Each page has a different and lovely border.
I found this tin Advent 'calendar' at the thrift store. M and I couldn't quite figure out if we should start at 24 and work our way back or start at day one. We decided to start on the first. The 6 pointed star is magnetic and you move it over the numbers. The sheep are also magnetic. The whole thing has a sturdy piece attached to the back so it stands.
These two at ChrisMoose and his pal ChrisMouse. For now they are hanging out on the couch.
They may yet move under the tree.
This nursery rhyme is less well known but nevertheless cute.
Thanks for coming by today,