Just before Thanksgiving, Tyler's school held a Grandparents' and Friends Day, where the children could have their grandparents (or another special friend if their grandparents were unavailable or no longer with us) come and help them with an Advent project. Fortunately, both Paul and I were able to come. We traced our hands in red and green construction paper, added paper candles and a bow, and made a fine Advent Wreath for the season. It was fun. After that, we all went to the gym for a prayer service led by our priest and some of the children from the school. It was a wonderful start to the season.