Monday, December 01, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas!

Our Christmas tree went up on Friday, and after putting some ribbon and garland on it Saturday in between a movie marathon, the girls decorated the tree on Sunday.

This is the second year, whereas the girls put all the ornaments on the tree with a little bit of guiding and coaching and a few relocations of 'valuable' ornaments, they did a great job! Rachel was so excited to get the tree done and made pretty.

Sunday afternoon, we had warm and sunny skies. I'm sure to many people it looks funny to be decorating a Christmas tree in shorts and short sleeves! It was afterall, 85 degrees!So, once the tree went up, I brought out the Christmas presents I had and placed them beneath the tree. Rachel wanted her presents to open right then and there. Steven had to remind her we needed to wait until Christmas to open presents, but this is how things work...presents go under the tree, and we open on Christmas, etc. I knew she was going to have a hard time comprehending how long until Christmas, but with her, paper chains seem to work really well, so today, the girls made a paper chain countdown to Christmas. We hung it up on our hall door and everyday the girls will take turn in tearing off a ring. The other thing I started today to help in our visual countdown to Christmas was our advent snowman. I love this thing and found it a few years ago at Lowe's.There are some simple holiday candies in there and hopefully between moving the candy cane every day and tearing off a paper ring everyday, it'll help with the "how many more days until Christmas?!?!"


Joy Howse said...

LOVE the snowman advent calendar. My whole theme for Christmas is snowmen. :) Looks like they both had lots of fun. I was thinking about having the kids make the paper chains today. I am watching two kids down the street so that might be our afternoon, keep us out of trouble activity.

The Ski's said...

Love the Disney pics. Can I tell you that I am just a little jealous that you are a hop away from such a magical place???! Love the Christmas tree, too! If you want some snow....let me know....we are getting plenty as we speak! : ) Hugs to all!