We busted out the Christmas decorations this weekend. It really is one of my favorite times of year and I love giving the house a little holiday cheer.
We always get our tree the week of Thanksgiving (last year I gave in and got it before Thanksgivng), and we always get it from the same place. They have the most perfect tree!
When we get home, we decorate it. When Rob was little his parents got him and ornament each year to represent something "big" from the year. We have continued the tradition with our kids. We have a potty seat, ballet shoes, Boy Scout, Disney and many others. The kids love going through them and asking when they got it and why. Rob loves to go through his too!
The finished product is always so beautiful.
Look at that tree...perfection! And those two kids aren't to shabby either.
We also normally and go see lights and Santa the same weekend, but Broderick has been sick with pneumonia so we had to pass on that. We will get there. We always go see the same Santa.
(Can you tell I like tradition?)
Pinterest is adding to my addiction to tradition. Which is great since I usually pick a craft for the kids to do so we can decorate the playroom. This year Carys and I made snowflakes. She seriously worked on them all day Saturday. It was so much fun.
We also have many other traditions...zoo lights, making cookie, plenty of Christmas themed movie nights (thanks to Pinterest, again, I have lots of fun new ideas for this), every Christmas Eve they get to open their ornament and new Christmas jammies, and Disney.
Oh wait, that is technically a tradition. We went last year and we are going again this year...we will see about next year!
What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions?