Lily told Oliver she wanted to have a tea party, so that is what we did. We had some of her favorite foods - pistachios, strawberries, cupcakes, and sandwiches.
This is our 4th year for Oliver to join us and it has become one of my favorite Christmas traditions. You can read more about him here and here. If you would like to make an elf of your own, you can find the pattern here.
When I was a little girl I could hardly wait until Thanksgiving was over so we could decorate our house for Christmas. My sisters and I would get out all the Christmas decorations and make a big mess and Mom would transform our house into a Christmas wonderland! This Nativity was always my favorite thing to unwrap. Mom bought a new one several years ago and gave this old one to me. It is one of my favorite things. I still love setting it out and thinking about how much Jesus did for you and me.