Monday, December 1, 2008

'Tis the season . . .



The season for maximum torture for Alex has officially begun! We put up the tree downstairs at Oma's on Thanksgiving. Man did Alex's eyes light up when he saw those lights come out of the box!


The Christmas decorations went up at our house the day after Thanksgiving. Alex went down for a nap, and then woke up and saw tons of new things to explore. A tree with lights and sparkly glass objects, books with shiny covers, balls covered with glitter, an advent calendar with ornaments whose pockets are just within reach. All things that are accompanied by the word 'NO.'


Today I decided to complete the torture process: the candy advent calendars are now in play. Go figure - the concept of one candy each day might be a tad advanced for Captain Handsome. Luckily, his mother the genius left out a bowl with miniature Reese's peanut butter cups on the table that worked out just fine to satisfy his post-lunch chocolate craving. At least he put the wrappers back in the bowl instead of spreading them all over the table. The fun is just beginning! I haven't even tried to dip with him running around yet . . .




















(In case you're wondering, the reindeer on the advent calendar does indeed poop out the candies - while singing, no less!)

3 comments:

MiaKatia said...

Looks beautiful. I think this may be the first year where both kids get that they have to stay away from the ornaments. At least I hope!

Tom said...

Ahhhh. Pooping reindeer. I hope there's one on my advent calendar...

Betty Grace said...

Oh how fun and festive(I'm not referring to the pooping reindeer). I'm not putting up any Christmas this year. One less thing to stress about. Besides, I just have to clean it up later. :)