Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Daily - December 1st Words & Photos

This year I am again partaking in Ali Edwards' December Daily, and am so excited for this month to unfold!  December first is always our day to get ready for the Christmas season.  After a morning of regular activities, including Monkeynastix amd grocery shopping, we got our holdiay prep going. 

Kris and I put the final touches on our outdoor decor, and as dusk fell we brought Aiden outside to watch as Lianna turned the lights on for us for the first time. He was enthralled with our new inflatable Mickey and the 'Santa Duck' aka 'Santa Yoda'. Kris had a good laugh at that one.  

While we were prepping dinner Aiden opened up his Little People nativity set to put together, and then we opened his first day on his Playmobil advent calendar (a rocking horse). 

After dinner Kris got the kids in their Christmas jammies, brought up all of the Christmas boxes from storage, and we set to work decorating the tree.  We added a lot of special new ornaments to our tree this year, including everyone's initials (Target), some fun characters (Mickey, Minnie, Superman and Wonder Woman - Target), Mickey and Friends ornaments (Disney Store), and some personalized items from Bronners.  

Aiden was so excited about decorating the tree, but most especially about adding the star on top.  He kept hopping around singing Jingle Bells and trying to sneak the star out of the ornaments bin. So cute. (Sophia missed all of this as she went to bed early tonight).  Today was definitely a wonderful start to our holiday season!

December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

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