Today's Christmas countdown activity was for us to have a "Fancy Dinner" where we all dress up and have candles and sparkling cider. Carson was delightfully involved and excited about this all afternoon. Sydney, too, was getting in on the action, especially since she got a new princess dress from Abby today. She was changing back and forth between her two dresses until the last minute. Carson and I planned a menu (Spaghetti, french bread and veggies--pretty gourmet!) and I even put on a dress and heels! He wore a tie and made placecard holders. I found a wonderful hand-me-down tablecloth that has some appropriate stains perfect for this occasion. We were all anxious for Daddy to come home, when we dimmed the lights and welcomed him to the "Spaghetti and Meatball Cafe." It was a great little memory of our countdown 2010!