S~Okay, I know I haven't written in a while but I thought it was time I chimed in. I know Teresa has said many times how fall and early winter is our favorite time of year. It could be because there are so many fun things to do! With trick-or-treating, Thanksgiving dinner, and then the whole Christmas build-up. We are big Christmas people, and I always look forward to the weekend after Thanksgiving when we put up our Christmas tree and decorate the house. There is nothing more cozy than a house at Christmas time. I love these days!
And apparently so does Jamie. He was such a big helper this year - helping me with the branches on the tree and helping me string the lights. By the time we got to hanging ornaments, he was a Christmas tree expert. The cute thing was he kept telling me how he loves these days - when we put up Christmas trees, he really loves that, it's his favorite. Then once the tree was finished, we broke out the eggnog and the holiday oreos. Jamie's remark: "Daddy, I just love these days when we eat oreos and drink eggnog."
I think even Clare loves these days, or at least she loves the soft St. Joseph from the kids' nativity set (she takes after her old man after all). Clare was mesmerized by all the lights on the tree and just sat watching it.
After the kids were in bed, I sat in the living room with all the lights out, except for the Christmas tree, and thought how much I love these days. Not just the days leading up to Christmas, but the days when my son wants to help me with everything I do, and my daughter is content to give everything a big old squishy hug.