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.