Wow, can you believe it’s that time of year again? This will be our 3rd Christmas with Teagan. Where does the time go? The first two holidays were new and fun but I think she’ll have a better understanding of what’s going on this year. What does she think about the season so far?
Santa: She’s not too fond of Santa. Well, from the looks of some of my holiday baby pictures I wasn’t either! We’re still not sure about letting her believe in a guy that’s not real. I mean what’s the point of building him up for her to find out that he’s imaginary? Why not tell her now? Well, we’ll see. I bought her to the mall so she could see a Santa but she quickly waved and said “HI SANTA, BYE SANTA”. So…no Santa pics this year.
Gingerbread house: Our friends invited us to build a gingerbread house! Teagan’s first! Actually, it might have been my first gingerbread house as well. Do you ever have a moment when you can’t remember if you actually did something? Or if you’re remembering something you saw in a commercial when you were 6? Anyway, I’ve always pondered over those make your own gingerbread kits. Hmm…Does it taste good? What do you do with it when you’re done? Will it be wasted? Well, Teagan and her friend had a GREAT time. They built, ate, created, and laughed. I’ll definitely buy one of those kits next year. The little ones loved it and that’s what’s important.
Tree: We bought a 6-foot tree this weekend. My husband and I were super excited. We thought Teagan would be too. We trekked out to 3 different lots but Teagan didn’t seem to care if it was a Fraser or a Noble. We picked one out and brought it home. Ahhh…the tree smelled amazing! But Teagan seemed overpowered by the smell. Maybe Teagan’s indifference was due to not napping? Then she asked why is there a tree INSIDE? We think she felt different once the lights were put up. Sean and I were happy when Teagan stepped back and proclaimed “oohhhh, beautiful!” Mission accomplished.
Decorations: Teagan loves our Christmas stockings. She insists on wearing them on her feet and declared that they didn’t belong on the wall. She also enjoys the manger. It’s like playing with a dollhouse. I inherited the manager, string of lights (which has 12 different settings) and stockings. My parents passed away many years ago so I’m able to pass down some traditional items to my daughter.
Our place is festive. We’ve been listening to Christmas songs and watching Rudolph. Being together is the best part. I also caught Teagan snooping at some of her not so well hidden presents. Being a kid at Christmas is classic!