Mylea woke up this morning very excited to see what Christmas activity was planned for tonight. She couldn't wait to open the envelope on her countdown board.
Mylea asked about the angel tree kids. I explained that they wouldn't be getting presents this year unless we helped them. She asked about Santa bringing them toys. I tried to explain that some of the kids didn't haven't mommies or daddies to get them toys. The thought was hard for her to understand and we had lots of questions.
We walked around looking for the perfect angels. Mylea wanted two girls that were 4 and 6. The angels would be the same age as My and Leightyn.
She still had lots of questions about our angels. She wanted to know why we couldn't go see them and take them the toys.
After we got each child a couple of toys, we headed back to the mall to pick out some clothes before turning the gifts back in to the Salvation Army.
Even though it was a long, late night, Mylea said she had fun shopping for the kids. She really hopes they like the toys she picked out. I don't know how much she understood about why we bought toys. She had a hard time with not being able to pick out a toy for herself. I hope we continue this tradition every year!