November 26, 2011

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I am so absolutely, ridiculously, over the top excited about Christmas this year. It has ALWAYS been my favorite time of year, but this year is even better, because Jameson is finally old enough to totally get it.

Don't get me wrong, Delaney will also be SO much fun this year, since she will be able to "help" open her presents, she loves staring at Christmas lights, and she will get, at least a little, excited about her presents. But this is the first year Jameson understands enough to look forward to things!

We already have him super excited about our Happy Birthday Jesus party (He was super excited about Christmas before we told him that it involves a birthday party- not he is ridiculous about it). I know Delaney will also love this event since it includes cake. She loves cake.

He is also SO excited about Santa. Today we told him that Santa would bring him presents on Christmas Eve when he is sleeping. Do you know what the sneaky little kid did next??? He promptly ran to his room and laid down on his bed. When I went in to see what he was doing he was laying on his bed CLEARLY faking sleep. I asked him what he was doing and he told me that he needed to sleep so Santa would come. It was 1 o'clock in the afternoon! On November 26th! I guess it is going to be a long month...

He was also in awe about the decorations. He helped us with everything he possibly could. He was ecstatic about decorating the tree. He helped me place the star on the top of the tree, and then dutifully helped with every ornament we gave him (which were, ahem, relocated by daddy so that one section of the tree didn't have ALL the ornaments). He loves to come into the living room and just look at the tree.

He also is already asking about Christmas cookies, candy, presents, etc. He is definitely at a hard age to be making sure he completely understands what the real meaning of Christmas is (any ideas would be wonderful!), but we are so excited that he is finally at an age to get excited about it!

 Freshly decorated tree
 Delaney just looks so big in this picture!
My babies!

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