Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Christmas of Firsts...

Hello, Friends. Okay, who am I kidding...Hello, Leah. :o)

So, this year will be a totally different Christmas. Alina's first Christmas was coming home from the hospital at 2 days old. What a fantastic gift she was!!! The best gift ever, for sure.

Last year, she had just turned one. Once the present opening commenced, she got the idea pretty quickly and started enjoying the gift giving. However, she was still too small to really start any traditions, or do Christmas activities.

So, here we are...she will be two on the 23rd...TWO!!!! I cannot believe it! And then POOF! Christmas will be here again. I think I blinked and these two years just happened. We put up our little fake tree, and I got her to start getting ornaments out with me. She asks us to turn on the tree each day. Today we decorated some sugar cookies together. Alina had some FUN with the sprinkles! Wow. No bare cookies at our house!

What are YOUR Christmas traditions? I am always curious to know what others do as we try to plan ours. Creativity is not one of my gifts. But, I would love for Alina to know and understand the real reason for this holiday...Jesus Christ!

Have a BLESSED and MERRY Christmas!!!!