The second we pull in the garage at the end of Thanksgiving break the kids are ready and eager to decorate for Christmas. We usually decorate within 24 hours of coming home . Since Brandon has Monday's off of work he and I put up a lot of decorations while the kids are at school and they help decorate the tree at night. We told them we had to eat and have baths before we could decorate. They were game!
It is so sweet to watch them enjoy the things they have not seen for 11 months. They LOVE looking at the books and toys.
|T: I still love this nativity. M: This music box still works.|
|T: "They ornaments get lonely when they are spread out." (She actually said this)|
|M: I still love my airplane ornament. T: The girl on this one looks like me.|
|M: Time for the dump tuck ornament.|
Decorating at home is sort of our warm-up decorating. The first Saturday in December we decorate at church. It is a much bigger undertaking than decorating at home, but we have such a great team of people working together that things usually get done quickly and done well. I love seeing the church decorated at Christmas time. It is sort of sad when everything comes down in the New Year.
|Everyone knows just what to do.|