Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Christmas is coming!

I am excited for Christmas this year. Emmett is now 2 1/2 and I think it will be the first Christmas he will really start to enjoy what it is all about. As opposed to last year when the most fun was ripping up the paper. We will have several firsts this year. 

Since we got married, we will have our first real Christmas tree. We never saw the point of getting one the past, we just put up our $10 Target mini fake tree, because we usually were not at home for Christmas and/or Emmett was too little to really appreciate it anyway and/or not destroy it. So it will be fun for us as a family to go pick out a real tree. 

It will be our first Christmas in the new house!

It will be the first time we try and take Emmett to see Santa. Try is the key word in that sentance. I have a feeling that Santa may freak him out. But, I am willing to give it a try. I have recently purchased a toddler version of the Night Before Christmas and hope that we can "learn him up" on the whole Santa thing. I tried to get him to watch the Grinch with me when it came on TV the other night, but I think he was not keen on how the Grinch was treating his dog and he asked me to turn it off. 

It's the first time I have to be sneaky about buying his Christmas presents. I already have a couple of things stashed on the high shelves of the closet. 

And it's the first time that we've actually had a fireplace and mantel to hang stockings on! 

But I don't think its going to be the first or the last time that I plan to get all my shopping done early but find myself out on Dec 24th with a few more things to get. 

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm Back!!!

Wow, its been a month since I've been on the blog. And a crazy month it has been. I am finally feeling more settled in the house. There is still more to do... hang art, do some more organization.... but all in all we are moved in. 

And amazingly, Emmett did great with the move. I think because we had been here so much before we actually moved in, he was really used to the house and it made the transition really easy. Also, we moved him to the big boy bed when we moved in here and he has done great! Yes, we still have to kind of be there when he falls asleep, but we are working on that. 

Having a big yard has been great, too. Emmett loves watching Daddy on the "tractor" mowing the lawn and recently he has loved jumping in our raked leaves piles. We really look forward to putting in a veggie garden in the spring and having him help us with that. 

Lots of stuff to chat about on here soon.... holidays...toddler tribulations.... etc. 

Look for me to be on here more often!