Gramma Mindy was nice enough to get me something very cool for this holiday season....an advent calendar!
Wikipedia's delicate, flowing prose informs me that An Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas.
Sometimes candy or other gifts are involved, where you would get a candy or gift each day, and sometimes you are just opening the little doors on the calendar to see a picture or something...in this case, Gramma Mindy got something very cool and very unique...she got me a pop-up Eric Carle advent calendar...he is the guy has done books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and one of my old favorites Brown Bear, Brown Bear....What do you See? The calendar is gorgeous, and very well-designed...when you open it, it has a pop-up tree, pop-up Santa, and pop-up boxes for putting the presents in...
We drive up to Connecticut tonight to spend Christmas with our family, and I look very forward to bringing the calendar with me to finish up the last few days. Thanks for the fun gift, Gramma Mindy!!