Monday, December 15, 2008
The month of December has been full as we seem to have holiday celebrations and activities each week! We are very blessed to have an abundance of friends and family to share the season with! I've posted some photos of recent events such as going to see Santa at Macy's (Sofie was so afraid of Santa that we had to do a family photo in order to keep her somewhat happy.). We had a Klaseus family holiday party last weekend and posed for a picture with the whole family, including Grandma Marian who is 89 years young! This week Charlie and Sofie helped me bake some more Christmas cookies. They love shaking on the sprinkles and eating the cookies once they're cool. I'm not surprised! Warm wishes to everyone this season and have a happy new year!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
So, the tree is up and it looks great. Only non-breakable ornaments are on the bottom half, securely attached, of course. Charlie and Sofie were taught right away to touch the tree gently, but that they may touch it. It is not off limits. We tried showing them how to touch the lights, branches, and ornaments with just one finger and they actually did it! It was so funny. Now, a few days later, they have found their favorite ornaments and they like to hang out by them, touching, tugging, and shaking. It's kind of frightening, but we're realizing that they are usually doing it to get attention. Thank goodness for ornaments with bells, etc. They alert us when someone is messing with the tree! It seems when we ignore the tree, it's not so interesting. We will not be placing presents under the tree until we are ready to have them opened, thrown, stepped on, etc. It's been less than a week and so far, so good. Now, let's see how the next month goes! Happy Holidays everyone!