Saturday, December 28

Trimming the Tree & Their Favorite Things

Hey, remember me? I may have let the old blog slip a little in the midst of all the Christmassy-ness to be enjoyed. So you guys are in for a whole bunch of Christmas posts in January! You know, because I took all the pictures but none of them made it here yet. While I was not blogging, I found a new favorite phrase popping up on facebook - "sorry, not sorry." And you know what? I think it's true. Part of me feels like I should be sorry I didn't post, but most of me wouldn't trade the time spent decorating trees, making cookies, wrapping presents, and celebrating the birth of our Savior for anything. I'm learning more and more that time with my boys is precious and not worth wasting. So guys.... Sorry. Not Sorry.

Such a freeing phrase, huh? But I'm glad to be back, and excited to share some pics from trimming our tree and our traditional "favorite things" ornament for this year!

Of course, Big Brother picked a favorite spot to concentrate his ornaments.

And my favorite is his ornament-on-ornament technique.

Excellent clustering. This kid's a pro.

And this years "favorite thing" is.... a wooden train track! He plays with these almost every day, so we pulled a small piece from the set, and screwed a small eye hook into one side. We wrote his name and the year on the back.

It was a nice addition to his "pickle" from Christmas #1 and the monkey from year #2 (not homemade, but he was in a monkey phase). We're going to start the tradition for Baby Brother too, but haven't decided on the perfect thing yet. At this point he loves anything he can put in his mouth! I'm thinking maybe a spoon because he get's super excited when I give him my spoon at dinner.

Did you guys have a Merry Christmas? Do you do special ornaments for your kids (or yourself) every year?

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