In a few days Matt and I will get a break from the rat race for four glorious days. No extended Christmas vacation this year (we took our time off in April when a certain 8-month-old was born). So, we're going to cram all the holiday fun we can into those four days! Of course, that's not to say we haven't had a lot of holiday fun already.
Our house has been decorated since Thanksgiving weekend. Santa took his rightful spot at the front door as usual. Ticking down the calendar to the big day.
I cluttered my kitchen window with a bunch of little nick-knacks.
Even our Toy Story calendar is looking festive this month.
I love our new advent calendar (and I'm so glad I got a hanging organizer for the kitchen - it's the perfect hanging spot!).
Of course I have all my random wreaths out.
And our holiday card collector is filling up nicely.
Stockings are hung. Some new additions to the mantle this year - a lighted white tree landscape from Ikea and Snickers (our Elf).
Our snowmen are guarding our stairs (as Noah has now taken interest in stairs, their job is harder this year).
And our railings give off the nicest glow at night.
Not too shabby during the day either.
Our tree is toddler decorated with a dash of mommy-moved-a-bunch-of-stuff.
And to complete our decorating, this weekend we embarked on another tradition (well, year 2 anyways) - making a Gingerbread House. Noah took his seat as supervisor.
Matthew got in the spirit by donning his latest hat.
Matt tried to explain the process to Matthew. Matthew could not have cared less.
He just wanted to get started.
And decorate with all the little candies. And eat a bunch of all the little candies.
As the bowls of candy were emptied I noticed the house wasn't exactly full.
But he had fun, so I can't complain.
And if our house is a little light on candy, so what! It still looks darn good.
If you want to check out some other holiday decorating posts, I've linked up with The Inspired Room's Christmas Home Tour this year.