It’s 12:30am and I’m finally sitting down to write this post.
This post that I started at 5pm on the 1st.
I’m going to pretend it’s not the next day… I’m in denial that December 2nd is here already and 2014 is quickly coming to a close.
In years past, we usually put the tree up after Kiah’s Birthday (she’s going to be 10! I have mixed feelings about this…will discuss in another post) but with our new advent tradition and the kids repeatedly asking when the tree was going up, we figured the 1st was the perfect day for us to get the tree up.
First I said after Thanksgiving dinner – too tired, then I said on Black Friday – wasn’t feeling it that day either. I forgot our other tradition of picking out a new ornament to add to the tree each year, so we made a quick trip to do that.
Mitten-Sparkles wasted no time hopping up on the table to chew on the tree(it’s artificial, sorry kitty) paw at, smell, and pose with the Christmas decor.
The kids picked out the angels and they represent each one of us. Isn’t that so sweet?!
We talked about future plans for the month:
A library trip to grab various Christmas books and play.
Marking on the calendar when we’re going to see Santa…we will not be seeing him at the mall after last years fiasco.
They called security on me for taking pics with my cell phone!
I’m surprising them with a ride down to the boardwalk to check out the Christmas lights display.
We’ve lived here for almost 6yrs and have never been. I think they’re going to enjoy it.
Popcorn and hot chocolate while watching Polar Express.
Finding an inexpensive and small nativity scene.
We stepped back to admire our work, and then the kids ran off to play and I sat down to knit. I’m working on a custom order for someone and it’s taking me much longer than I expected to finish. I’m aiming to be done by Friday at the latest. I guess dealing with my winter emotions, Samuel and his weeks on end of asthma issues slowed me down a little.
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
Have you started merry-making or are you one of those people who started on November 1st? Ha!