It’s that time of year again, we’re celebrating the 25 days of Christmas in our family! Christmas is one of my favorite holidays of the year and I can already tell it’s also going to be one of Addy’s. She is in awe of all things Christmas, it’s adorable. I love carrying out family traditions from when I was younger and creating new ones with our family. You can re-read about last years 25 Days of Christmas here, here, here, here, here. (Check out how little Addy was last year, holy cow!)
*Beware, these posts are very picture heavy! Most pictures are taken with my iphone!*
Day 1: Buy Christmas Tree
We picked the prettiest and biggest one we could find. In awe at Lowe’s This is what she was staring at. The dog. She’s obsessed with dogs. Grandpa and I took turns getting the tree ready to go in the stand. He did most of the hard part. It’s so big!
Day 2: Decorate the House
We spent most of the day decorating around the house. Addy loved helping with the trees. She has done a fabulous job being careful around them and we are very lucky. She helped hang some ornaments and loves looking at them. The ornaments are strategically places where all the glass and breakable ones are near the top and non breakables are towards the bottom. We have a small tree and wreath outside, a tree upstairs, a big tree downstairs, and decor throughout the house. Addy loves all the lots and gets upset when things aren’t shining bright all the time!
Outside DecorationsHelping Decorate Our TreeAdmiring her work!When Taylor came home from work he helped us put the star on. The Finished Tree!A View from the top of our stairs. Addy’s Upstairs TreeOur Fireplace
When my Mom and I went shopping when she was here we spotted the following Christmas decoration and both immediately said Addy would love it. Nana made the purchase right then and there. Needless to say, its a hit! Addy walks down every morning and demands the lights to be turned on and pets it. It’s hilarious.
Day 3: Craft Projects
We started our craft project, but it’s still a work in progress. I had a major mom fail and have forgotten some buy some of the paint colors that are needed to finish the project!
Day 4: Peanut Blossom Cookies and Party
On Friday, Addy and I made Peanut Blossom cookies. These are one of Taylor’s favorite cookies and Addy loved them too. She helped make this by scooping and dumping the flour and sugar. Watching the mixer and taste testing are high on her list too! Later in the evening Taylor had his work holiday party. We both enjoyed an evening out while Grandma and Grandpa babysat.
Day 5: Family Pictures and Party
We took our family pictures for our Christmas card. Here’s a sneak peak! We also attended our neighborhood party and had our first meeting with Santa for this holiday season. Addy was not a fan, but she has a pretty classic picture!
Day 6: Christmas Lights
Addy and I went on a Christmas light walk around the neighborhood. She loves lights!
Day 7: Children’s Museum Party
We went on an adventure downtown to the Children’s museum. Addy was given a membership for her birthday and they hosted a special holiday party tonight. This museum is amazing and this event was wonderful! She met Santa, made a gingerbread man, did some crafts, danced, ate, and explored.
Day 8: Christmas Stories