(I have no idea where that title came from! My profuse apologies to BooMama.)
As if I haven’t shared enough Christmas-y things with your these past few weeks, it is now time for BooMama’s Tour of Homes! Yee-haw! How fun it would be to have an actual open house for my bloggy friends!
You already know how well my almost 2 year old takes pictures. Well, in an effort to
give me a few minutes on the computer expand her skills, I let her take pictures for today’s Tour.
She ran first to her “Ki-mas” tree.
Isn’t it lovely? (Actually, that was a pretty good shot! Don’t you like those glittery pink balls?)
Next, was of course her manger scene or as she calls it, “baby de-dus”.
I think that might be the back of Mary’s head.
Oh, there’s the three wise men. And I think that’s baby Jesus in the left corner.
And one more of the manger scene–this is the lowly stable. (This is quite a classy nativity scene. I think it came from the Dollar Store last year.)
Next, I told Lydia to take a picture of our big Christmas tree.
Notice I don’t have a tree skirt. And I also have not swept up the many pine needles that have fallen–which means I also have probably not watered the tree for some time.
And the top of the tree, in case you were wondering. This was a rough shot for her, I’m sure. (No, we don’t have an angel or a star on top. When your parents have a moving mechanical angel, it makes you a little wary of tree-toppers.)
One of Lydia’s favorite decorations is a gift from her cousin (well, he’s my cousin, really. so I guess he’s her 2nd cousin?). It’s a beautiful snowman figurine that opens to show a hidden compartment.
Isn’t it cool?
After this picture, Lydia started getting a little tired. So we ate lunch and now that she’s asleep I went on a little picture taking rampage myself. I’ll try to be brief. *snicker*
My new favorite decoration this year is an advent calendar that Lydia and I are making. I bought her a (honestly, kind of lame) advent book. It’s got a verse, a prayer and a little activity for every day. Well, the activities are too grown up for her, so we just make an ornament every day.
Each one represents something in the Christmas story, or an attribute of Jesus.
We’ve made everything from stables to a cup that runneth over.
But my favorite one we’ve made is a candle. First we took a candle into our hallway (the only place with no windows). Then we lit it and talked about how Jesus came to our dark world to be the Light. After we cut our our little construction paper candle, Lydia wanted to write on it. She decided to write “Jesus”. I spelled it and she repeated after me while making a mark for each letter. If you ask her what she wrote on the candle she’ll say, “De-dus!”
And now, for the obligatory tree & stocking pictures. I’ve told you before about my trees, so I’ll try to keep my descriptions under one thousand words. (You’re welcome.)
my mini tree & advent calendar.
hubby’s mini tree (all covered with snoopy!) oh! and my truffles! I was wondering where those were!
Lydia’s mini tree, manger scene and assorted Christmas-y stuff.
Our big tree.
Stockings that are hung by the chimney with care…
Well, that’s all, folks! Happy BooMama to you! And don’t forget about my Oh! Ho! Ho! giveaway going on NOW!