Tuesday, December 16, 2008

"It's Christmas TIME!!"

That is Hazel Rei's quote these days. She is absolutely loving Christmas. She loves Christmas songs, driving through our neighborhood looking at Christmas lights, and most of all she loves candy canes. It is quite an experience this Christmas. In the past, Hazel has been too young to really grasp the meaning of Christmas, or even notice the festivities...oh but this year she's totally on board. On board with the tree (taking off the ornaments and eating the candy canes), she's on board with Santa (never really introduced him, but she certainly knows he's suppose to bring her presents, and she even wants to make cookies for him), and on board with presents. She thinks my precious moments nativity set is a toy, and really desires to play with the baby Jesus...to which I say, "no Hazel, the baby Jesus is not a toy!" She loves to sit and look at the nativity set and say, "That's baby Jesus, his mommy, and his daddy". Jade, she is still young and I guess honestly she's not sure what's going on with the season, I do know one thing though, she loves to furiously shake the Christmas tree in order to hear the ornaments jingle...yup loves that.

One thing is true for sure...we can't wait till Christmas!!! Here are some pics of our "Montgomery Christmas time" kick off party, it was like 2 1/2 weeks ago when we got our tree and yes only 4 people were in attendance because we are very lacking in the friend department...but we had a blast as we always do. We picked out our favorite tree, decorated it, listened to Christmas music, and drank homemade hot chocolate...it was a delicious evening.




I must also note that the East Coast is a wonderful place to spend the holidays, yes it is cold (I'm surprised my fingers are not little nubs from being frozen off), and yes it's a major pain to bundle everyone up before leaving the house (the girls make this time REALLY fun...thanks girls), but it feels more like Christmas here for some reason...I still desperately miss wearing my rainbows don't get me wrong (and In-n-out--the perfect Holiday food--oh well anytime food---tear, tear)!
Merry Christmas, love Mon

4 comments:

Joanne said...

After reading your blog I can't wait to get my Christmas tree! The girls by the trees is so adorable. You guys are making great memories for them. I love your wreath, it's beautiful...you did a great job!!
Your tree is very cute and I must say I love the spot where you have it.
I like seeing pictures of your home, makes me feel not so far away.
Love you friend!

Anonymous said...

HOW BEAUTIFUL YOUR TREE CAME OUT. THEY KINDA LOOK DIFFERENT FROM THE TREES IN CALIFORNIA. AND HOW SWEET YOUR TWO LIL ANGELS ARE!!! YOUR PICS MAKE MY DAY. I LUV YOU GUYS.... HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS. LUV AUNTIE SUE

Anonymous said...

Love to get a glimpse of your house and how you decorated your tree and all. It makes me so happy to see the girls. Thank you so much for sharing all this. Love you all. Abuelita.

Anonymous said...

what up - it's Jonathan - so glad to hear about your first Christmas in Philly - I miss you guys - hope your all doing great - hugs from the west coast - Jonathan