Well, the tree came down today. With WeeMan’s birthday party being on Saturday and our house being a little too small for a whole crew of pirates, something had to give. It always makes me sad to take the tree down and store it away until the next year. But I’ll be leaving some of the sparkle around and of course the Nativity will remain in place for a while longer.
We had a wonderful Christmas. It was quieter than Christmas’s past, which was nice and I feel like maybe we focused more on the meaning and less on the getting. Many of the gifts we gave were things that were needed and a few were purchased second hand. In fact the favorite gift of two of the littles was bought off our local craigslist type site. I’m just glad the lady had two! Otherwise there’d have been some tears.
So here’s our Christmas in pictures – of course WeeMan is the star of many of them.
We visited with Santa at story time at the library. WeeMan had no fear and even volunteered to go to the front during the story and sing. Such a brave little man!
WeeMan all dressed up for his Christmas program at school. He did such a fantastic job. He sang to all the songs and did most of the motions. Not bad for his first real program!
Playing the Wii on the first day of Christmas break
WeeMan and his cousin at Grammy’s for Christmas on the 23rd
WeeMan enjoyed baking and decorating Christmas cookies – the sprinkles were his favorite part!
WeeMan and his other cousin made a gingerbread house on Christmas Eve. I think they ate more candy then they put on.
According to the 4 year olds – the best present ever – ginormous dinosaurs!
Conked out on Christmas day!
Our day after Christmas surprise – Snow! We built a snow pirate.
Snow!! Remember when snow could bring that much joy to your face? I’m going to spend the rest of break trying to recapture some of that joy,