to do with your kids! Operation Christmas Child. We did this last year for the first time with our daughter Chayce. But this year we knew Joshua would want to participate in it as well. We took all our kiddies to the toy store last week. We gave them each one of those plastic carrying carts (even Matt so he could feel involved-LOL) and told them to pick out toys they would like but that would be for a little girl and boy their age who weren't going to possibly get much for Christmas this year. Anyways, they had a blast!! Picking out toys they would like and giggling all through the aisles! LOL So then after we were done, we sat down and made sure they were ready to not take these toys home for themselves. But that they were okay with giving them away. Chayce was growing attached to a stuffed teddy bear she put in there so she traded it for something else..I think it was a doll. And Josh was getting attached to a little horn he got. So we put that back and got something else. I was actually really tickled to see them know that they were okay with giving these toys away!
So the other day we packed them up, wrapped them and Chayce and Josh made and drew a special card for their boy and girl. So sweet! Their little hearts were genuinely happy to be giving something special away.
Yesterday morning, I snapped of few of them ready to give their gifts away. I was soo PROUD of them for having no attachment at all to these toys! Josh was more than sweet saying "This is my present for my little boy". LOL How sweet are little babies? Anyways, just wanted to share this and definitely encourage anyone who is thinking of getting their child involved in "giving" this holiday, it is such an amaaazing thing to watch and experience with them! :)