November and December were insane for me. Insane. But after Thanksgiving I knew I needed to press pause and let tradition run the show for a day. The kids (okay me too) get so giddy when we put up our tree, it’s pure joy.
It all starts with Papa Nick bringing his truck full of trees for us to choose from.
He set them up all over our yard and Grace picked her favorite telling us it was ‘her friend’.
We wrapped it in lights, put a pretty skirt on her and she was ready to go. The kids could barely contain themselves when I brought up the ornament boxes.
Each and every one was so exciting to them.
Luke would pick out a ball
and then run them over to us:
“Hee-ya Mommy Hee-ya!”
Grace put herself in charge of putting the hooks back on any ornaments where they fell off
She took this job very seriously
She also made sure the back of our tree didn’t feel neglected
Jack found his leopard from last year
Then he stood by Daddy’s side as he put St Nick on top of the tree
and cheered as the tree was complete
Here’s my attempt at getting a ‘nostalgic’ Norman Rockwell shot in front of the tree…
Luke couldn’t contain himself, he was in awe
He wanted to touch every ornament within his reach
Meanwhile Daddy read to the big kids on the couch
And so began the Holiday season…
Bring it on.
How come you guys seem to be having all the fun at Christmas time. I too got a big beautiful tree from Papa Nick. I guess it is true…Christmas is for kids. Merry Christmas to the Faris Family.