Our Christmas tree decorating felt so much more "traditional" this year, as the boys are both old enough to really enjoy the process of sorting through the ornaments and finding favorites. In fact, we had one Sunday morning where it got awfully quiet from upstairs. Scott and I were content with coffee and newspaper until the silence pulled us from our seats (someday, silence will be reason for calm, right??). We warily opened the door to the playroom, expecting chaos or perhaps a newly "decorated" wall, only to find that the boys were carefully unpacking all the Christmas decorations. Such glee! It's a great way to welcome the holiday season!
Decorating with hot chocolate and Christmas music.
Josh's turn to add the finishing touch.
The best family photo we are able to get these days. One five year old intent to be a ham and one three year old that only knows the "Chandler Bing" smile.
Pretty cute when they want to be...
Though most of our Christmas tree interactions looked like this. Nothing says the holidays like wrestling with your brother!