Thursday, December 10, 2009
It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas
We got a light snow on Saturday evening, and then Tuesday night we got a good covering (and consequently, Wednesday's snow day is now already making our spring schedule longer).
We've also decked the halls, so we are definitely feeling like and looking like Christmas around here.
As the kids decorated the tree, their banter amused me:
"Oh, you kept this one," Kyle said as he found the requisite preschool glitter-framed photo ornament (seen towards the top of the tree in that picture). Then I got "the look," then the big hug.
Amanda said, "You'll be embarrassed about that picture later." But even the skeptical tween proudly pulled out her own handmade ornaments saying, things like "I was younger than Kyle when I made this one!" and "I remember this one."
The one that they fought over hanging was our brand new addition: The Night at the Museum Battle for the Smithsonian ornament that we got as a favor at our sleepover at the museum. Hopefully they will reminisce about our fun time in future years as they pull it out.
I've had years where I've been very Scrooge-y about decorating (read "The Year(s) Without a Christmas Tree"), but seeing how much my children enjoy it, and creating nostalgia as the memories shaped like Christmas baubles come out of the box remind me that it's something that should definitely be part of our holiday.