this past weekend was spent prepping the house & actually decorating for the holidays...
the mere mention of the xmas tree brings a smile from skylar that would light up the world!
and i gotta telly you -- she was obviously blessed with the xmas decorating gene from my mom (it skips a generation apparently) because miss holly jolly placed those ornaments in a fashion that would make even the likes of martha stewert proud!
yup -- i am actually on the other side of the camera for once!
miss sky & myself decorating the tree...
every family has that one person that brings christmas to life; in my family it is skylar.
we were all astounded at how well she did & she was barely coached. matter of fact when we tried to give direction she firmly let us know that she wanted to do it *by myself*!
the finished product: o' christmas tree!
later that evening we even got some of the outdoor decorations done.
and some may say that enormous inflatable yard decorations are tacky -- but my daughter thinks they are the best thing since sliced bread with peanut butter on it!
xmas is without a doubt all about & for the kiddos...
and having a little one in the house again certainly makes it magical.
oh & notice my teenage sons are nowhere to be found -- apparently xmas decorating isn't their *thing* anymore?
matter of fact hunter told me that the only things he likes about xmas are the food & the presents.
gee, ya think?
he is the resident scrooge -- because every family has one of those too.
in their defense -- they both lit up when skylar became so animated showing them all her hard work on the tree & giving them one of her world-famous *tah-dah's*!
merry xmas tree!