Christmas has always been fun but having kids around makes it that much more so. This past week my son and I made ornaments for gifts and for our tree. I’m all about pawning off the gift giving on my kids now that they are old enough to help out (at the least the 5 year old). I mean, people would probably think I was cheap if I tried to give these as gifts but coming from him they are little works of art! This was a pretty fun mom/son project to work on and I’m pretty happy that it held his attention for the three day process. As an added sentimental bonus, all the cookie cutters used here belonged to my late Grandmother.
One of the main reasons for making ornaments was that this is the first year since I left my parents’ house that I have a decorate-able tree in my house! I feel like such a grown up! We had about 5 ornaments so we needed more. I really don’t know why we didn’t do this sooner, although I will miss our silver fiber-optic one that has done us well for the last 8 years.
I don’t know who in the house thought that the Sleepy Mouse needed to top the tree but I rather like it!
There won’t be as many knit good under this tree as in years past, unfortunately. There will be some things for the kids at least, an Indiana Jones-esque whip and bag for Atticus and a felted bag for Junie. We do things small here. Upgrading from the 36″ tree to the 6″ one is enough “big” things for this year.
But there will be lots of Legos. I’m secretly excited about that one!