Friday, December 11, 2009

Time For Traditions

Our tree is up! We actually got our tree the Saturday after Thanksgiving. I love that the kids are old enough to really enjoy the Christmas season this year.

We are still in the process of making our own family traditions but our family is young and the ideas are endless!

Last night was our annual Gingerbread House decorating and Ornament Opening. Well, actually it was the first year we did a Gingerbread House, but we're going to make it a tradition=)

We found a great deal on the kit and we ventured out to get it together. Then, after dinner we put the house together. While we waited for the icing to dry around the house we went in the living room and Josh handed out our ornaments that he thoughtfully picked out for each of us this year. (By the way, there is a $5 Hallmark coupon in Real Simple's December issue.) Areyna got Tinkerbell and her friends. Zeke got a Spiderman catching a bad guy with a web. Micaiah got a "Baby's first Christmas" one. I got a cell phone that says "Text Addict" since I've finally entered the 21st century and learned to text=)
Then we went in the kitchen to decorate our awesome house. We all had so much fun, even though Zeke kept trying to sneak the decorations into his mouth, ha!

We have other decorations we implementing this season to teach our children the REAL meaning of Christmas too. There are just so many things to do...

What do you do to bring in the holiday season?


Tasha Via said...

Just realized that Zeke is pant"less" in each of the pictures...nice!

Holly said...

I think I want to do the gingerbread house as well... the kiddos would love it! We drove around this AMAZING area of Dallas and looked at lights which was super fun. We are doing the "Jesse Tree" devotions each night even though I don't have the tree or ornaments:)
ps- I love your house. Where is it?

Ashley said...

that face that Rainy is making looking @ the gingerbread house with you is such a Josh face! I must've seen it 100 times at NSC lol