Speaking of looking like Christmas yesterday, we decorated this past weekend. Now Caveman is kinda the Grinch when it comes to Christmas trees. He hates the commercialism surrounding them and thinks that it can take away the true meaning of Christmas – Jesus! This is the first year Caveboy has been interested in Christmas trees though, like “so excited – can’t stand it” interested. Every time he see’s a Christmas tree no matter where it is magazine, shop-window, our neighbor’s yard (that’s been up and lit since Halloween – I kid-u-not), he exclaims “Christmas Tree”!!!!!
When Caveboy was a baby my in-laws declared he needed a Christmas tree and bought him a 3-footer. This has been the perfect tree for us. He loved looking at the lights on the tree his first Christmas when he was 3 months old and especially this year at 2 & a quarter! Last year when he was 15 months old we didn’t put up the little tree but he enjoyed Christmas lights on our fireplace just the same. I’ve never gone all out decorating this little guy, even though I have 2 plastic totes in the attic of pre-Caveman Christmas ornaments and decorations. Most of the ornaments that I use can be stored in the skinny box the tree comes in, so without further delay I give you our Christmas tree this year.
I made Caveboy’s hand-print Christmas ornament when he was 3 months old. I made a bunch of them and gave them out as Christmas gifts that year. I searched everywhere for finger paint, but couldn’t seem to find anything that year except “gel” finger paint. It worked, just not really well.
All we did last year, as mentioned before, was hang lights like this on the fireplace. We all liked it so well we did it again this year. It’s the perfect place to hang Christmas cards and to keep little hands from touching the lights or cards. We are always sad to take them down because it gives off such a warm glow at night. It gets even better with a roaring fire in there too! I’ll post some photos when we have a fire soon. It’s getting cold here this week with possible snow!
See these pillows? I’m so proud of these, I made them last weekend. OK, so I actually made the green knit panel a few years ago when I when through a cable-knit purses phase, but I never got around to turning this one into a purse, so now its a new pillow. I took some cheap plain white material and made “slip-covers” for my existing pillows then got busy and created the nicer covers using the cable-knit panel and some remnant fabric I found recently (I always check the remnant bins at Joann’s & Hobby Lobby). Both covers are removable so I can change things up for the spring and summer.
This was how Caveboy & I started out the evening last night; however this didn’t last long because Caveboy need a bath after 20 or so minutes with the play-dough and then Mommy had to clean up said play-dough, but there was lots of snuggles before bed-time!
PS: Do you like the new blog header and background? I thought I’d really get into the Christmas spirit this year, LOL!