It’s beginning

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!

2015 tree

This year’s frazier fir came from our local llama and tree farm (as always). It’s a bit shorter than what we’re used to because we had to trim up the stump to make it level once we got it home. I was in charge of cutting down the tree this year, and apparently I could use the practice!

The ornament collection has been sorted, so that only toddler-friendly items are on the tree. She loves to hang them up, take them off, and hang them up again.

ornaments

And yes, that IS a needle felted sheep on my tree. Why would you even need to ask?

The weekends have lots of fun activities like baking Christmas cookies. Toddlers are really good at crushing candy canes:

breaking candy canes

She also loved dipping the rolled up balls of dough in the crushed candy canes, and smushing them onto the cookie sheet!

And we even managed a family photo, although we had about 45 seconds of cute snuggles before the toddler made a break for that interesting, moving, whirring camera on that stand over there (I took these with the remote control)

family christmas

break for it

I hope that where ever you live, and whatever your beliefs, you take a moment this month to slow down, enjoy your loved ones, give thanks for what you have, and give help to those who need it. I don’t often get political here, but I just want to implore everyone to remember that love and kindness toward our fellow humans would go a long way toward solving our problems.

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One response to “It’s beginning

  1. I love that last photo when she’s mid-break toward the camera! And I can’t wait until we get and decorate our own tree this weekend.

    I hope the rest of your holiday season is joyous!

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