We always decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. It is the best time to do it while we're all home for a few days and can get it all done. Especially this year with the countdown to Campo officially on. I love turning Christmas music on - this morning it was Bing Crosby - and giving the kids the non-breakable ornaments to hang on the tree. They tend to hand them all on one or two branches which drives me crazy but I have to get over it. I can really over think decorating a Christmas tree - it's a little problem I have! Husband put up the lights, or at least some of them, on the outside of the house. The ones that he has to climb up on the roof to hand were not done due to the fact that it was pouring rain and I had no desire to have him fall off a roof 3 weeks before the baby comes! The girls and I talked a lot about Jesus, Mary, Joseph and the rest of the Christmas story as they
All of the craziness of decorating the house really gets me in the spirit of Christmas. I already cannot wait for Advent to start! I always have a hard time finding good activities to do with very young children like I have (mine are 2 and 4) so this year I'm hoping to do a better job of making up some of my own things. It seems most things I find are geared for elementary school and up. I already have a few things in mind so we'll see how it goes. I'd love any ideas or tips on what you do with your tiny ones.