Saturday, November 22, 2008

The Holiday Spirit

Last Saturday, we realized we did not have a free weekend until the middle of December. That left us no time to decorate our house for Christmas. If we were childless, we would probably just skip the decor this year. But, since our little boy is amazed by all things festive, I would not skip decorating for the world!!!

Jonah helped Dan bring the tree in. He wanted to pull it himself but it was a little heavier than he realized. So, he was content to just help daddy rather than do it himself.

rI was happy to let Jonah help Dan to shape the branches. That is one of my least favorite parts of decorating. I can't imagine having a real tree and being stuck with those branches.

After a couple of hours of listening to Christmas music and decorating the house, I felt like Jonah's pajamas should not be Halloween. So, when we changed his diaper, we convinced him to wear the Christmas PJ's. He wasn't too thrilled with them because he wanted to wear Christmas PJ's with a monster. far, I have yet to see Christmas PJ's with monsters on them!

One of Jonah's favorite things from Christmas last year was The Little People Nativity Set. When I put the box on the table, he leaned over, looked at it and said "Oh Wow!" It has been fun to play with that again this year as he is beginning to understand a little more about the birth of Jesus and some of the major players from that event. Oh, I hope and pray that my little boy will realize how the birth of Jesus impacts his life today. We plan to use every opportunity available during this season to help him understand just how much God loves him!

We tried to get Max to join our holiday festivities but he was SO not in the mood. He would have been fine if we had left him in his crate all day.

I have two small 4 foot trees next to the bookshelf in the corner of the room. Jonah helped me decorate those by handing me the "dots!" I kept telling him they were Christmas balls but he decided they were dots, so...dots they are!

P.S. We have yet to open our windows for the neighbors to see our tree. We don't want to be those people so we are just enjoying the lights and decor ourselves for now. Once Thanksgiving is over, those windows are gonna be open!

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