Monday, December 13, 2010
The Saturday after Thanksgiving starts our Christmas Crazy....in basically this order: decorate the house, get the tree, start playing Christmas tunes, make sugary yums, begin the advent calendar, last minuet shopping, make a gingerbread house, make x-mas crafts, wrap presents, and begin unwrapping them.
Because we never get Christmas at our house, with our own family, we have created our own special tradition.
The boys begin opening one present each night, 10 prior to leaving for Poppy and Grammy's. They love it, and so do I. It spreads out the fun and makes the waiting game a bit more bearable, especially for my middle son who loves gifts and giving. This morning he was just sitting under the tree looking at all the gifts....I actually had empathy for him, but not enough to let him open a present. (Pst, the gifts starts small like an ornament or pack of white, powdered donuts.)
The other plus to this arrangement is that each night they having something exciting to do, and subsequently, usually, something fun to play with.
These pictures should give you a hint to why I haven't been posting very much lately.
Too much fun!