Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tree Decorating

This year I let the kids, almost entirely, decorate the house and tree for Christmas.  Shawn hauled the tree and bins of decorations up from the basement.  The kids were excited to tear into it all and I just let them go for it, and everything turned out just perfectly.

Ready mom!
Sorting the ornaments.  Each year the kids get a new ornament, so that when they move away from home they will have a box of special ornaments to decorate their own tree.  Shawn had this from a collection of ornaments his Aunt Judy gave to him and all his cousins from her world travels.  Our tree is filled with those ornaments to this day and the kids love asking about them.  
Stockings.  I didn't get a shot, but every year before these are hung the kids put one on each leg and walk around the house.  It never gets old.  
Ta da.  The finished product.  

Monday, January 27, 2014


The loves of my life all bundled together on the couch.  Pretty sweet.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


When school let out for winter break we took advantage of having Noah to ourselves all day.  I took my threesome to the children's museum.