On December 1, we performed the traditional tree decorating ritual. Only this year, I decided to parse out a few ornaments and leave the rest in the box. It was both fun - and will be easy to clean up when the season passes! Grinch - I know.
Helen is finally tall enough to hang the stocking on the mantle with no stool. She was extremely proud of this feat. And yes - Aunt Linda - the kids ADORE the two stockings you made them. Simply gorgeous.