It seems I unintentionally took an almost month long blogging break but I think that it was necessary for me. I tend to want to document every moment in our life which isn't a bad thing because as they say, "take lots of pictures, for you'll only regret the ones you didn't take." For me, that is so true, but living in the moment with my boys is equally important to me.
Besides an on-going second round of sickness for the season in our family, we jumped the gun and decorated our home for Christmas the week before Thanksgiving. At first I justified it because we were going to be out of town for Thanksgiving and I wanted to come home to a fully decorated house but in the days leading up to Thanksgiving I realized that you can never have too much holiday around you in my opinion and a Thanksgiving accompanied with twinkling lights from the Christmas tree is pretty amazing in my book. Liam has done better than expected with the tree, by the way. Call me crazy but I decorated the entire tree top to bottom despite having a one year old Tasmanian Devil running around. Before you shake your head, the bottom half of our tree only has plastic balls so even if he does manage to tear one off in the split second that I am not looking his way (yes, he has done it already), he can't hurt anything. But really, for the most part he stays away from it. Rue on the other hand is another story entirely!! That little stinker camps out under there inching closer and closer to the tree cord so we decided rather than playing catch me if you can all month long, up went the gate again yesterday, sigh. I remember tiny baby Liam last year being transfixed by the lights on the tree, oh the nostalgia.
Besides our nativity and Christmas tree, one of my favorite pieces of decor is our Christmas village. We were SO blessed to have it passed down from Nic's parents to us last year. Believe it or not there is still a third of it not set up from lack of high enough ledge space where it won't get mauled by tiny little fingers. One day, it will all be set up! It is so pretty and so much fun to look at!
It is not surprising in the least bit that our son is obsessed with technology. The remote and daddy's computer keyboard being a couple favorites right now!
Nic's mom brought over a container full of toys from his childhood and it has been like an early Christmas for Liam over here as he is transfixed by all the new toys!
^ That little tongue kills me!! ^
I still need to hang the mistletoe and stockings and add a felt ball garland around our tree and then we are all set for the Christmas holiday around here! I even got most of my Christmas shopping finished! Thank you online sales on Black Friday. A Christmas tour of Liam's nursery is coming your way later this week as well as our Thanksgiving tomorrow. Happy Sunday! XO