Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas is here, fa-la-la-la!

The weekend after Thanksgiving we set up our tree and decorated for Christmas. By far, one of the best moments of our year with the family! I love the holidays. 
 Christmas baking
 Christmas kiss

 Christmas tree and decorations
Christmas craft (homemade gingerbread play dough)

'Tis the season to be jolly!  Looking forward to celebrating the birth of Christ this year with my sweet family.

thanksgiving 2011

This year we spent the holiday in OKC with some of my extended family.  We loved seeing the fall colors really turning, as you can see in the picture of Aron with the stroller on our walk to the park after our Thanksgiving meal.  So much of this season brings back memories of my childhood spent in OKC; no matter how much time has passed, certain sites, smells, even weather, can trigger good memories of life when I was little. The kids did well on the trip, enjoying being in a new place.  I have noticed as they've gotten older that travel has grown more and more enjoyable.  Grateful that we live nearby and can take these trips often!

Toothless wonder

I grew up reading Little Rabbit's Loose Tooth and still read my childhood copy to Maggie from time to time.  Now, she is just like Little Rabbit and has "a window in her mouth" yet again.  In a matter of a week, she lost her two top teeth, bringing the total of lost teeth this year to 4.  She now has that adorable, huge hole on top.  I love it. She seems so grown up and is not quite 5 years old!