Dress up has become big in this house. I believe the girl really likes the idea of us dressing up as well. I had a minimal Halloween costume, but the hubby put on his pirate garb and that made the girl smile from ear to ear.
We might have to start purposefully dressing up for Halloween next year…
My last post just had the girl in a Halloween costume, but we literally put up Christmas that weekend after. I know it seems strange, but usually what happens is we wait to put it up the weekend after Thanksgiving and then the hubby ends up working a lot or really late. That leaves me putting it all out by myself.
Not that I mind that… it is Christmas, after all, and half the fun is putting everything out. The issue is that I’m doing it by myself, which doesn’t feel very Christmas-y.
The hubby has been telling me for years we should just put it all up the weekend after Halloween. This year, I took him up on that idea and honestly, I’m glad I did.
Who can stop themselves from feeling happy in the face of twinkle and glow?
Once Christmas is out, it’s kind of a done-deal… you’re bound to get tons of Christmas ornament photos for the next several weeks. Favorite items, Christmas light bokeh… it’s just a hard combination to resist. And since it’s only around once a year… well, you know. Just bear with me.
We were excited to pull out our new Christmas tree we purchased last year during the after-Christmas sales. We scored a $500 9-foot pre-lit tree for $100. I’m so glad we picked it up, because it was a breeze to setup and I really enjoy this tree.
Our angel is about kaput though… so we’re on the search for a new tree topper.
This year, we also purchased a few of the Lego Christmas sets. The hubby always wanted to setup a Christmas village and since we can never do anything like everyone else, we decided we’d do just that… but with Legos.
Unfortunately, since the girl is still so young, and she’s like a hurricane to any Lego build, we decided to assemble our sets and put what we could on the mantle. We still have a whole ‘nother box set in the garage, with plans to make the mantle bigger next year so we can add it and the two other sets Lego will most undoubtedly release for the holiday.
I’m really enjoying the Lego village. It would be so fun to have a train, too!
¡Feliz Noche Buena! May you get everything you desire and more!0
Tags: Christmas, family, Halloween, Legos, Nikon D600, photography, Project 365
Categories: 52 Weeks of 365