"I can't wait until Merry Christmas is over, so I can go to the beach!"
Apparently, my kid is as much a warm weather person as I am! The temperatures have been in the 20's around here. But, it is the gray, gloomy skies that get me. I was unmotivated for decorating.
But, Dylan was so excited about helping decorate the tree, that it got me excited.
He loved hanging the ornaments on the tree, constantly saying, "Here?! Is this a good place?"
Every few minutes he would exclaim, "It is lookin' good!"
When we put the train under the tree, he ran along side it, back and forth, back and forth. Winter is a tough time for a kid with that much energy!
Each ornament we took out of the box brought back a memory, and had me smiling. And, I realized that the decorating isn't really that important. It was the memory we were making, right then, with Dylan singing along to the Christmas songs on the radio, Jim grumbling about the Christmas lights and saying "That's it! I quit!" when another strand wouldn't turn on (like he does EVERY YEAR), and me snapping picture after picture.
Dylan's handprint when he was a year old
Christmas picture when Dylan was 2
Picture of Jim when he was 4 months old
Picture of Dylan when he was just born
Christmas picture when Dylan was only 1 month old
Backpack ornament with picture of Dylan on his first day of preschool
Christmas card picture when Dylan was 1
Our First Christmas together as husband and wife
The hand painted ornament we got on our vacation to Cancun, our last trip before Dylan!
Jim and I on the day were married
The three of us at Dylan's 1st Birthday party