Christmas Preparations

December 20, 2015

Christmas prep is underway. We try to wait until December 14th (the day after Darius's birthday) to start Christmastime. Here are some photos since then. A dusting of snow, picking a tree, decorating the tree, eating cookies (I baked alone this year), and the Santa Train.

 

feeding the goats and choosing a tree at Finnegan's Fine Firs...

   

decorating the tree (we took a time lapse video too so I didn't have my camera going the whole time). note Raina's outfit...she dresses herself)...

last year at a friend's house I got my head/hair stuck in the chandelier. this year, that chandelier came in the mail as a Christmas ornament and an awesome gift. Thanks Melanie! (And sorry again for defacing your chandelier.)

 

Raina and Darius and Bean snuggling on the couch with cookies while waiting for Joy...

and the Santa Train! well done, Hobo Express in Lincoln, NH. Joy and Colleen joined us but Djavad was working. It was almost better than last year's version that involved good friends, a commuter train, and Bass Pro Shops...

Raina and her best buddy...

"please Joy, more cookies"...

buddies!...

letters to the big guy...

hot cocoa!...

colleen waiting ever so patiently for Mr Claus...

this was Raina's reaction when she found out that Santa is friends with Mr. Peak Peek (our elf, who she LOVES and calls, "pancake")

this is SO Raina...

 

 

and finally, a dusting of snow...