The children have really been enjoying the story of The Nutcracker this holiday season, which has brought Daniel to wanting a whole army of nutcracker soldiers. Not one to disappoint, Sophia has been hard at work making that happen. Her first round of soldiers were found at a thrift shop, where she snatched them up for a quarter a piece. Not satisfied with the size of the army, she set out to find more soldiers. At the craft store, we found wooden soldiers just waiting for uniforms.
On a day when Daniel was out with friends, Sophia set about completing her gift for him.
The thoughtfulness and creativity the children have been putting into their gifts this year has been heartwarming. That they think of their gifts in terms of what they can make rather than buy makes this mama proud.
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