my piano has been coming in mighty handy lately. dad taught jasmine how to play the star wars theme so she’s been playing a bunch, and now it’s doubling as a fireplace for our stockings! we decided to put the tree in the front room so we can (semi) keep mia out of there with the gate. she still manages to sneak in there and rip the ornaments off the tree. little stinker.
the putting up of the Christmas tree is a big deal around here. well mostly for van. he is by far the one who makes Christmas the most fun for us as parents. mia doesn’t know what the heck is going on, and jasmine has stepped into the realm of “whatever, just give me some presents” (ha! just kidding jas)
but you know what i mean- van still believes in santa and talks about how excited he is and how he can’t wait til Christmas. he takes time to decide what kind of cookies we should make for santa, he loves to help with the decorating, making Christmas cookies, commenting on all the neighbors pretty lights, watching the Christmas specials, asking questions about the magical things that come with Christmas…we were just talking the other day about how fun it is to experience Christmas through his eyes. it brings back those nostalgic memories from when we were kids.
so here’s some decorating pics and a few of van making cookies. and in case you want a glimpse of how goofy our two oldest children are, i made a collage of the pics they took of themselves while we were decorating the other night. let me just say, i don’t always claim them.