Sunday, December 16, 2012

Deck The Halls

 Having two kids has made any sort of free time that I use to have to blog, clean, craft or whatever, pretty much non-existent.  But we have been able to cross off a few things on the Anderson Christmas Bucket List.

We usually get a permit and drive to a national forest to cut down our Christmas tree, but with Alaina being so young we did not do it this year.  Joel and Ava went to a local tree farm that gives all the money earned from the trees to a local non-profit home for children.  They picked the perfect tree and brought it home.  Holidays are so much more fun with little kids.  Ava was so excited to decorate the tree and the house for the season, that it made it 100 times more fun than usual. 

We also made gingerbread men and decorated them.  Ava was so happy to put candy on them, and even more excited to eat the candy off the cookies.  (There were a few cookies with candy licked off and the cookie left to sit on the plate!)

Finally it has started to snow again.  You would think it was Christmas morning every time it snows at our house.  Ava jumps up and down pulling all her snow clothes out of the closet ready to build a snow man and play in the snow.  It has been hard for her to wait for Joel to get home to go out and play.  Hopefully the snow stays for awhile or we will be driving to the mountains to sled soon.