As I got out a few Christmas decorations today,
the Big One kept saying "Happy Christmas Time!"
He was so excited to start preparing our house for Santa.
Last year we put up minimal decorations,
he was at the age where everything that went up had to come down.
Example: We only had ornaments on the top half of our tree.
We went to visit family for Christmas last year,
so it felt like having minimal decorations was appropriate.
We will be staying home this year, since it will be less than a month until my due date.
I won't technically be "entertaining" for Christmas,
however isn't "entertaining" a child what Christmas decorations are really all about?
Our best joint accomplishment today was this centerpiece for our dining room table:
Take a gold sled and stuff it full of things until it looks cute.
The Big One was shoving feathers in there and I wish I would have taken a picture of it!
We agreed to disagree on the feathers however I was able to persuade him to take them out and run around the house with them instead.
I also got this Santa and advent calendar at the Festival of Trees on Friday.
I've been searching for a wooden advent calendar,
when I saw this one it was love at first sight.
(with a shadow box I made last year)
(how it currently looks)
I bought this shadow box on sale last year at the Container Store.
Then I spray painted the background with glitter spray paint,
glued ribbon & an ornament inside
and threw some tiny ornaments in the bottom.
It took about 10 minutes to make
and is really cute!
Last year I had it on the entry table (where the advent calendar is now)
so I'm searching for somewhere to put it.
Once again, so happy to be linking up with
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