Saturday, December 15, 2012
We (okay...I) set up the tree on Thanksgiving Day - actually it was in the evening after Martha and Ian had gone to bed! I wish I could have captured the moments when the kids saw the tree the next morning! It got even better when they saw it with the Christmas lights turned on! We have had some "tempting moments" concerning the tree - you know...little fingers, pretty lights, and fascinating ornaments! We decided to make our own ornaments this year. We have bought a few, but most of the ornaments are homemade.
This is definitely a year of firsts for us.....Martha had her first Christmas party at school, this is our first Christmas in our own house with our own tree, our first year of fun family Christmas traditions, and Martha and Ian's first Christmas program.
And although you can't see him, Ian got to play the part of Baby Jesus. One of the Peruvian girls, Sarai, carried him in and laid him in the "Pesebre" (Manger). He laid there so still, I found it hard to believe it was MY son lying there! I had several people ask me if it was Ian in the manger or a doll! Oh, if he would only be that still at home!