So otherwise, my lack of blog updates can be blamed on what everyone's lack of everything can be blamed on in the month of December ... the ho-ho-holidays! I'm loving all the merrymaking this year more than ever. Mostly because I've got two littles who are all wide-eyed at the sight of the lit up Frasier Fur (and one who likes to run around yelling "TANTA! TANTA! TOYYYYSSSSS!") But also because this whole Christmas thing is just so much more Christmassy in the (sporadically) snowy north. Yes, even if our actual Christmas will be more beachy than snowy ... still, the preparations are all that much cozier when there are snow flakes flying about outside our window and cold winter winds howling as we drift off to sleep. And frigid overnight temperatures leading to frozen pipes and spending a gazillion dollars on a new garage heater. STILL! It's magical, I tell you.
Also magical? Mister's learning the reason for the season: Jesus ("Cheesus"). He and the baby Cheesus from his Little People Nativity set are BFFs these days. So much so that no mealtime is complete without Cheesus beside him on the tray. Kind of melts my heart, because even if it is just fun and games for a 2 year old, a mama likes her boy keeping Jesus close to his heart. Cheesus is a big fan of bananas, did you know?
We've also got the Advent tree up and underway, a fun yearly tradition for the kids and their Mimi.
A couple more holiday related pictures to close, and close I must, because I hear V staring her nearly-awake "mmmmm, mmmmm, maaaaaa" chant.
Yes, Bug, Santa does love you.
No comment on the "best" part.
Miss V partaking in the stringing of the lights.
...for all of 10 minutes, before she threw a screaming, shivering fit.
So we watched from inside.
SO much more fun now that I've got a real mantle!
That's the biggest tree they had at Menards.
Next year, we're chopping our own, and it's going to be HUGE.
(By we, I mean J.)