Christmas is here. I LOVE Christmas!
The kids have been busy doing all things Christmas. We pulled out all of our fun Christmas decorations only to discover a wonderful Christmas surprise. Many of our decorations were soaked. I couldn't figure out why everything was so soggy. I unwrapped the big snow globe (it was bubble wrapped to the max) and everything seemed to be intact. Upon closer observation, all of the water leaked out somehow covering many of our beloved decorations. OH WELL. I tend to go a little overboard decorating for Christmas so there was plenty of holiday festoonage that made it unscathed.
After decorating the fireplace Jense asked, "Mom! How does Santa get out of there?" hmmmm... good question. I find myself saying "Santa's Magic" at least twice a day.
The kids decorated the tree this year. We have never had a theme to our tree. The tree consists of all the random decorations we have collected over the years. I am really attached to our ornaments and I get all excited when we unwrap them. If our house were on fire- my Christmas Ornaments would be up there on the list of things to try and grab before running out of the door. Yes, I have a list.
A new addition to our tree this year are these sweet little angels. We are so thankful for our donor angel and thought these ornaments were a good reminder of what a wonderful gift our family was given.
I can't say that snow is one of my favorite things, but I do love it for the first little while. I do however love kids in the snow. Snow tends to bring out the little kid in many adults. My husband is out taking advantage of how an automobile can spin around in the snow. He also never fails to throw a snow ball aimed at my head. He has passed on his love for the snow to Jense, who wants to go sledding constantly. He also gives me weather reports throughout the day on the snow status. I will say this about snow in WA- the state shuts down. No one wants to drive in the snow except ME. I love how there is zero traffic when it is snowing. Last year I did the majority of my shopping while it was snowing.
Now this is commitment. She really wanted to catch snow in her mouth, but didn't want to get it in her eyes. Why is this girl not wearing a coat? Who is her mom?
Unfortunately we have only made a gingerbread house and decorated cookies. Christmas activities have not been as plentiful as years past, the kids don't seem to notice.
My Faaaaavorite edible thing about Christmas is all of the delicious candy cane + white chocolate/ milk chocolate/ toffee combinations. Andes mints have a delicious version, Ghirardeli peppermint bark is to die for, and the candy cane roca... yes please!
What Holiday favorite list would be complete with out these two girlies. Ellie is enamored with her little sister. My mom and I spend half of our energy helping Ellie love Mia and the other half talking care of Mia. I am sure the need to be involved will wear off, and I will be begging her to bring me a diaper. I definitely got my Christmas wish early- and honestly don't feel like I need another Christmas gift EVER. More to come on Mia.
We have been listening to Christmas music non stop! No, not from my I-Pod- that has been lost since the dance festival. Hey, dance festival peeps- have you seen it? It was loaded with awesome Christmas music...sniff sniff. Soooo we have been feeling the Christmas spirit compliments of the Holiday Classics channel on the TV. I really love all Christmas music. Ok, there is one song that I could do without. My little sister and I share a distaste for "simply having a wonderful Christmas time." I don't know why- it just bugs. My favorite song is "Oh Holy night." My Christmas isn't complete without hearing Jennifer C (friend from church) sing this song. She is amazing! I think music is what makes the holiday!
Ok- what are your favorites?