Thursday, December 22, 2011

How and Why I decorate For Christmas

I hear him flop, his crib bars shake. I can tell he is standing now. "Mama" I hear him call. I roll out of bed and head to get Ryder. He is standing there paci in mouth and one in each hand. I pick him up and he turns toward his bed, chucking each paci in one at at time. "Good job" I praise him.

He hugs me tight and I carry him downstairs, his legs now dangling well past my waist. When did he get so big? I stand there and sway back and forth while he peacefully cuddles up against me. When he begins to squirm, I lay him down to get a new diaper.

"On, on", he states, one of the few words he knows how to say, pointing at the Christmas tree.
"Okay as soon as I am done with your diaper."

After I finish his diaper, I crawl over to the tree reaching down to plug it in.

As soon as it is plugged in he darts into the living room, running as fast as his toddler legs can carry him. He first runs to the red tree by the snowman grabbing the plug and trying to put it in himself.

"No, no" I correct while taking the plug from his hand, "just mommy does plugs".

Next he wants the tree on, followed by every other thing that lights up in the room.
He doesn't miss one.Happy now that the lights are on, he runs off to play.

I made or painted most things shown in above collage

my dollar store wreath


tree decor when you have kids

That joy, that smile- that is the reason I do it.And yes, I like it too.

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27 comments:

  1. So sweet! Your house looks really nice all decorated! My kids love the decorations too (as do I!).

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  2. Beautiful!! It looks so nice! Such a sweet story too. Awhh!

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  3. I love the slinky on the tree. ;o)

    You have such a beautiful house!! And you did a fabulous job decorating! I need to do something along my stairs next year. Yours looks great!

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  4. Your place looks amazing! Everyone needs a Slinky ornament...

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  5. You've got some good stuff there girly! So fun to see!

    And Ryder!!! So cute. Miss you guys!

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  6. SO CUTE!!!!!
    Sounds like he keeps you so entertained.
    Merry Christmas.

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  7. We put most of our lights on timers so if something happens and they turn off during the day my toddler freaks out about it. It's so cute to see how the little ones love the decorations. It's one of my favorite parts of Christmas.

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  8. That is so sweet. I wish I could see the pictures! Darn government computer. But I love the story.

    And it reminds me of Flintstone, who is also a fan of the phrase "uh oh." Though he's much more concerned with whether the train is on then the lights.

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  9. Your house looks fantastic! Great job...and a sweet post :)

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  10. So pretty!

    We have our tree up. And that's it. I suck at Christmas this year.

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  11. Wow! Your home looks amazing! I can see why it is so magical for your kids!

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  12. Edy is getting a second molar and I was snuggling her at 4:30 this morning think just the same thing...

    when did she get so big, she feels like she's half the size of me.

    This is such a magical time, especially with little 1 year olds around.

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  13. What a super sweet post!! He's so cute! I love seeing things through the eyes of our children. So precious.

    Love your decorations!

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  14. I LOVE it!! Love your decorations. Your house is enchanting!

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  15. Your decorations are gorgeous. I love the look on the kid's faces when all things Christmas come out.

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  16. Awww, so pretty and so sweet!!

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  17. Haha love the slinky in the tree.

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  18. I love all of your decorations!! Christmas is so cheerful with all of the lights and sparkles...it's so sad when it's all done with.
    And great job creating all of those things. I'm impressed!

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  19. I love your decorations! JDaniel wants the tree lights on all the time too.

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  20. I love it. :) This is why we put our tree up (twice!) this year. The baby loves ut.

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  21. everything looks beautiful!! really beautiful and lovely and so full of festive cheer! Love it. I perhaps go a little overboard...but it is so true that the kids love to see everything....and I so enjoy how their faces light up with amazement and wonder. makes it so worth it.

    thanks for visiting, and a very Merry Christmas to you!

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  22. Everything looks beautiful! This is the first year my son notices the tree and he is so excited that he tells it goodnight every night before bed.

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  23. Awww man...he's getting so big! It just blows me away. We have a cord with a switch so the kids can turn the tree on and off each day.

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  24. love your decorations. now you need to get step on light switches so he can turn them on himself

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  25. Wish I was there....sniff....looks so wonderful!

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