Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Christmas Has Left the Building...

The decorations have been taken down and packed away; and I happened to look out the window to see the trash guy stop to take the tree from the curb this morning.

It's over.

Harrison even ate the last Christmas cookie yesterday. Maybe next year even I'll post my cookie and fudge recipe. (What am I saying? I probably won't be any more organized than I was this year...)

How fast it comes and goes now days. How exhausting it was to prepare and stay on top of everything! How wonderful it was watching Harrison really "get it" this year - Jesus and the nativity, Santa, gift giving and receiving - and Christmas cookies!
How I look forward to next year.

So, how did Harrison's decorating skills change from last year to this year?
This is last year's decorations - hats for all!

Here is this year's decorating, perfect plastic bulbs for Toddler decorating! Well that and the "craps" stuck in the tree.

Harrison also discovered candy canes - both real and fake - and decided none should hang on the tree. The fake ones are good for counting or hanging on toys & train tables. Real candy canes...what do you think?

He actually opened his own gifts, as well as anyone else's if allowed - or not. He learned all the words to Jingle Bells, loves the 3 Kings from the Nativity set and delightfully discovered Charlie Brown and the Peanuts Gang.

But best of all, WE, as a family, were able to spend Christmas with all of our family members. Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt C & Uncle R, Aunt M & Uncle K, Aunt E, Uncle M and all the cousins. Thank you to all of you for such a wonderful time.

We love you!

And now for the rest of the story.


Mandaroo said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas! It's so neat when they're really old enough to enjoy it and you see the excitement in their eyes.

Christina said...

It is a bit wistful to pack it all away, isn't it? We did that last week. Except we *still* have Christmas candy and cookies. I have a feeling Nadia will REALLY get Christmas, and I look forward to that. BTW, I love that 'hats' from last year, hehe!