Monday, December 10, 2012

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree

The Sunday after Thanksgiving, we put up our Christmas tree. Addy was all into decorating the tree & was singing O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree the whole time!

Alex just wanted to put the star on top. That's all he really cared about!
And then the very next day, I bought a new tree! A much taller tree than our old one. So we had to undecorate the old one & then decorate the new one. But we didn't have enough lights! And the star wouldn't fit on top.
So after 4 trips to Hobby Lobby (to get lights, return lights that didn't work, get more lights, & to get mesh ribbon to make a bow for the top of the tree) we got it decorated. And I just love it!
And I love this picture of it too!
On December 1st, our Elf on the Shelf made his arrival.
Alex named him Tiny (his first suggestion was Alex, lol, but I told him that might be a little confusing if both he & the elf were named Alex) and Addy agreed, so Tiny it is.
We also started 2 new traditions on December 1st (both ideas from Pinterest.) I wrapped up 25 Christmas books & we've been opening & reading one every night. We're also opening one bag from our Advent calendar each night.
 Each bag has either a Christmas craft or activity for the kids to do.
One night it was Make Popcorn & Watch a Christmas Movie. The kids snuggled up in Nick's lap while they wathced Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for the very first time. It was a big hit!
One night the bag had snowflake ornaments in it for the kids to paint & glitter.
And one night it had snowmen sticker sets in it.
So the Christmas tree is up, the house is all decorated & the shopping is almost done. And now we're just enjoying the Christmas season, one day at a time.

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