It's official, we're decorated! And it's so fun having two kids so into it all. They make sure we remember to keep the lights plugged in and they make any needed ornament adjustments. Micah's been asking for almost a year if we could make gingerbread houses at Christmastime, so we finally got it together to make them today. I did learn my lesson for next year--I will invest in name brand graham crackers (easier and cheaper than gingerbread, but the kind I bought break easily).
Jesse waits all day with excitement for us to do our little advent reading (he likes opening the door to get out the next piece for the manger scene), sing, blow out a candle, and eat a chocolate chip (I know, one chocolate chip is not too exciting, but they still find it thrilling at this age). And Micah keeps checking his stocking to see if Santa came.