I love Christmas. Someone in our neighborhood put up an amazing display of Christmas lights and that was the only nudge I needed to start putting up Christmas decorations. I think, traditionally, you are supposed to wait until after Thanksgiving, right?! But since we will be traveling for the Christmas holiday and leave on Dec 20, I want a lot of time to enjoy our decorations.
Dan started putting up the lights. I will post a picture of the final product when they are all hung, but here's one of him getting started.
Jude has been so excited to get involved this year in our Christmas decorating. He really wanted to "help" with lights, which he did until Dan had to go up on the ladder. Then he played around in the yard. Dan made him this "Gas Station"... another box toy. I thought it was pretty ingenious and Jude loves it!
While they were working outside, I decorated the mantle and set up my nativity. My grandmother has given me a new nativity piece each year for Christmas.
A friend of mine (the one who gave Indi the shoes) gave Indi some new winter clothes and some bows. Indi has never worn bows in her hair until now, but I gotta admit, I found the bow to look pretty darling. This entire outfit is from my friend.
Jude and Indi get to watch a short DVD in the morning while I work around the kitchen. Jude loves when Indi sits in his lap. I snapped this picture today.
Dan ran a half marathon this morning and did GREAT! However, I am waiting on some pictures so I will post more about this later.