Each year they get a stash of stuff, kind of like a mini-Christmas morning. Workbooks and school supplies no longer raise their excitement levels, so I have to get a little more creative.
Before they woke up--
After they woke up--
Each year they also decorate a plate with their age, the year, their grade, and something they like at that particular time. Here is a composite of their years.
|Travis - 2004-2007|
|Travis - 2008-2011|
|Harrison - 2004 - 2007|
|Harrison - 2008 - 2011|
They are still working on this year's plates. I'll post when I get around to actually mailing them in. One time I forgot until the next year, and gave two plates as Christmas presents.
Gotta keep them from becoming too rigid, right?