What better day than January 25 to take a look back at Christmas? :) I ended up with so many pictures to share that I decided to break this post up into two parts so as not to be way too overwhelming. This one shows the days leading up to Christmas, and the next one will be mainly Christmas day and a few shots from the rest of the month. I'm going to keep the commentary short and just let the pictures do most of the talking for me. :)
Decorating the tree, which we put up on December 1st (I think!)
This one is just so sweet...
Ari was fascinated by the train under the tree!
I had fun making the kitchen look a little bit festive...
Every season I try to change these shelves up a little bit.
Snowman treat jars ready to go!
We got some snow before Christmas, too...definitely a white Christmas this year. :)
Love this boy and his grin!
Julia and our neighbor friend, Ella
Ari was dressed all Christmas-y for church...and she got into my mascara!! Oops. Made for a funny pic before I washed it off (and thankfully the damage to her clothes was minimal!).
We finally remembered to fill our birdfeeder outside the window. The chickadees were happy!
All dressed up for the library open house
Our attempt at a family pic...
Cookie baking happened a few days before Christmas!
A tradition we all still love. :)
They get more creative with their decorating each year, which is fun!
When Ari woke up from her nap, she got in on the action.
Love this one...
Poor Ari and Josiah came down with a stomach bug on Christmas Eve day. Needless to say, we skipped church on Christmas! (But thankfully everyone was feeling better by then.) Ari's bug turned into a cold/fever that continued for several days, her first "big" sickness. We are thankful she's all better now!