P1000454OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love Christmas time and now it’s even better because I get to share it with my girls. It’s funny as a child I don’t really remember too many traditions, but there were a few things I enjoyed. I have brought them into my family and hope when my girls grow up they will continue with their families. Each year we put the tree up onn pagent day. This is usually on the second weekend of November, so that give us plenty of time for other fun things. The Sleigh Landing Area goes up on the first weekend in December, as do the outside decorations. Lots of Tinsel and some homemade pictures. Once the tree goes up it’s time to get started on the crafts for other decorations. We also take our Christmas photo. The girls and the dogs dress up and we use this photo on our cards.
We also have are annual baking day. We make a Gingerbread house, a cookie tree, chocolate marshmallow truffles, shape cookies and lots more. The girls have lots of fun doing this, we also invite a friend over to help, which means they can take some home as well!
From the first week in December we get out all the Christmas books and read them each night. The girls love singing and know all the words, it’s lots of fun. On Christmas eve we read The Night Before Christmas and leave Santa some chocolate chip cookies, carrots for the reindeer, a bucket of water and a beer. The beer is of course not opened because Santa can’t drink and drive.
We have lots of fun, see Christmas lights, wrap lots of presents, wear our Christmas shirtsm hats and costumes. Make lots and enjoy doing things together as a family. The girls love Christmas time and I hope the will humour me for a lot longer, there is something magical about this time of the year.
From all of us we’d like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!