**Disclaimer-This post was actually written Friday night but due to blogger not letting my upload photos, I am just now posting it.
I am absolutely giddy this evening...Today was my last day of work for the next two weeks. I won't be going back until 2010. Awesome. I have not posted much in the last month or so. December is a pretty busy time in my line of work so I have been a little overloaded with work; but now that is over. For the next two weeks I can enjoy the Christmas season and be a stay at home mom. We are going to have a blast.
But what have we been up to lately to prepare and begin to enjoy the holiday season you ask. Why I shall share....
This year I started a new tradition with Ethan, an advent. Right now he gets little trinket toys and snacks everyday. As he gets older I want it to be less objects and more events. You know like Christmas movie night with mommy and daddy, special little things like that. Right now he is a little young to get that idea, but he sure does get the idea of the little trinkets. He gets so excited when I ask if he wants advent. So cute!
One of his gifts was magnetic letters for the "fridge. He had fun putting them all up and then taking them down and putting them back in the container they came in. I think I have finally convinced him that they belong on the "fridge.
My grandparents came into town from Kansas and we had a nice time visiting with them.
We went and got us a Christmas Tree! Ethan seems to like the tree. He had so much fun helping daddy with the lights and putting the star on the top. We let him put on an ornament or two and when he started throwing the "balls," or the ornaments, at the tree we decided that was good, and finished the rest after he went to bed.
And we have also been enjoying the delicious tasting treats that go along with the Christmas season. Like Chris and his hot coco. Yummy.
I hope you are all enjoying this Christmas season!