We are in full on Christmas mode around these parts. Our live tree is up and decorated, our house is adorned with lights and yard ornaments, and every nook and cranny of our main living spaces has something to celebrate the season.
Last year was Molly's first Christmas but she was just a few weeks old and had absolutely no clue about anything, let alone the holidays. And this year she still doesn't understand a whole lot but she is curious enough and mobile enough to make it fun!
I have been thinking about and pinning things that could be traditions for us to start. I have lots of traditions from my family growing up but I want to start things just the 3 of us. I have yet to come up with anything that is just ours. So we are celebrating with the good ol stuff.
The tree! Complete with soft animal ornaments at her level that she is free to take off the tree.
And our favorite ornament...
We also started Elf on the Shelf this year. While Molly doesn't understand the rules yet she does have fun finding her and pointing at her, yelling dat dat dat!
We even wrote our very first letter to Santa. I had to help translate. I wasn't sure if Santa can read toddler writing.
And hosted our first holiday hot chocolate and cookies playdate.
This year is a little different than last year. So much has changed. And its making it all the more fun!
I am going to keep working on new traditions but in the meantime we are going to enjoy the ones we have already. Tis the season!