Here is a little peak at what we are doing this Christmas season:
We live in Texas, so of course it makes sense that we would go to a hunting/sporting goods store to experience some Christmas cheer! Indoor carousel with wintry animals, talking reindeer, duck shooting games, and of course a peak at Santa Clause. This store also has a large fish tank the kids love, and lots of wreaths, lights, and ornaments suspended around hunting gear and camouflaged everything. A perfect Texas Christmas outing.
Above - Rufflebum is standing next to the "talking" reindeer. Obviously amused.
Below - Rufflebum gets her first ever look at "Santa". We had no expectations going to the store - we just wanted her to take the lead so we let her see him, and it was pretty clear she didn't want to get any closer - so we did other things instead.
Things like admire Christmas trees made out of antlers.
Burrow is pulling herself up and becoming more independent every day. It is so fun to watch the girls play together. They adore each other. They light up when they haven't seen each other all day. And boy can they make each other laugh.
Here is Burrow showing her independence with her cup.
We have had cookie baking days with both grandmas. I rarely remember to take out my phone when I'm at other people's houses - so there are way too few pictures of the girls with their grandparents. But here they are with their Mimi reading Christmas books.
And here they are with their Yaya enjoying the wonderful Texas winter!
One of our traditions is to cut down our tree. It is fun to look back at the previous year's pictures and see our family growing each year.
And by growing - I mean in number and in size. Here Rufflebum is measuring just under the 3' mark. :)
We've also gone out to look at Christmas lights, watched a couple of Christmas movies, helped fill and deliver boxes of food for people in our community. We've stepped in to help friends in need. We've listened to Christmas music. We've played with our nativity. We've talked about Jesus and the gift that God gave to us. We've bought presents for people and have anticipated receiving presents ourselves. We've put up lights. We've gone to parties.
And I believe, that in all of this God can be glorified. If we just invite Him in.
But isn't that what Christmas is really about?
The Pampered Bird