As a child, this time of year was always about anticipation. I think it's the lead-up to Christmas, the waiting game, that really excites the imaginations of children and makes them all a-glow come Christmas eve. Silas is still too young to really get what the holiday season is all about, but he has experienced something in the way of an anticipation-builder...Shannon and Patrick got him an advent calendar. They took out the chocolate (poor us, we had to eat it all!) and placed small gifts inside each door instead. Silas soon caught on that each night we'd go their house and open "doors doors!" Tomorrow is our last "door." We'll also bring in our tree and decorate it with hand-felted ornaments and popcorn and cranberry garland. Silas might not be anticipating the coming days, but I sure am!