Thursday, December 2, 2010

Decorating for Christmas

This week Emma has had a blast helping me decorate for Christmas! She has been a big help getting different things out, holding things and handing them too me, and talks about baby Jesus all the time!

Of course, her vocabulary is expanding to include all the new things we're putting up: stockings, candles, door (for the wreath), candy cane).

As we put up our stockings I told her which stocking belonged to Daddy, Mommy, Emma, and Will and she remembers and will point each one out to us!

I cross-stitched Emma's stocking last year! I'm still working on Will's, so he gets the Baby's First Christmas stocking that my sisters and I used.

Emma loves the candles in the windows, and wants them on all the time.

She thought they were pretty exciting last year too...look how much she's grown!

Cutest thing ever! I taught her how to sit in front of the fire at my parents house and hold out her hands to feel the heat and she does it to the candles!

Finding baby Jesus in the snow globe. At Costco the other day Emma pointed out all the different baby Jesus pictures she saw, and she has no idea about Santa! While we are not going to ignore Santa, its great to see that she is learning the real meaning of Christmas at such a young age!

Next up: baking Christmas cookies and getting our tree!


Anonymous said...

All I can say is thank you, thank you for posting pictures! What a cutie in that track suit, and I agree with you about how precious it is with her holding her hands up to the candle. And, as you said, most of all, that she is hearing and internalizing that Christmas is about Jesus first and foremost. Love to you all!

guitargirl75 said...

Emma looks so much older with her hair pulled back by the headband...Lots of love to you all as you prepare to celebrate the birth of our Savior.

Great Oma said...

How could any little girl be as adorable as Emma. I knew she would love everything about Christmas this year---just the right age.

Anonymous said...

I am loving the track suit/headband combo! that girl is stylin'! :)