Monday, November 30, 2009

Our Tree

This year Atticus has been so excited about Christmas -- what it means -- Jesus is born! -- the story and the place names, the character names, the advent calendars, and the tree and presents and the anticipation of visits to his grandparents. He remembers enough to know it's a big deal.

He took decorating the tree very seriously. Atticus and I had been grocery shopping on Sunday afternoon while the younger two were napping. We were leaving the parking lot and found this beautiful little tree that was just right for us. We took her home and Brad got her up in the stand. I put on the lights and the two boys did all the trimming. Hurray! It is so very fun having children see Christmas.


melissa said...

Beautiful! We haven't gotten ours up yet, but I'm excited for Moses to understand more about Christmas this year. And hopefully Judah will understand not to destroy the tree. :)

Sarah said...


I'm Peter Dempsey's mom and your mother's cousin, Sarah Mitchell Dempsey. I think your mom or Peter told me about your blog. I am enjoying watching your boys grow and having a link to your family. I so miss the years when I was a young mother with three little boys. I remember the exhilaration and the exhaustion of parenting. I guess that is something that never changes from one generation to the next. Thank you for sharing your activities.

Bekah would visit my Mother, your Great Aunt Rita, when she lived in Illinois.

Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Sarah Dempsey

Elizabeth said...

I LOVE the picture of Atticus stretching up on tiptoes to hang the ornament.

I love your boys :)