Josh got a lovely picture of the tree. Isn't Christmas magical?
I am more excited about Christmas this year than I have been in a long time - this is Sean's first Christmas!
We are in our own house this year, too! Josh has always enjoyed putting lights up at his parent's house with his dad and was excited to have the opportunity to put lights up outside at our house.
We decorated for Christmas inside. Out tree looks a lot better than it did last year (I had no motivation to help last year being in the last month of pregnancy). I wondered how hard it would be to keep Sean away from the Christmas tree. We got the tree up and most of the ornaments on when he was napping. When Josh brought him out from his nap he looked at the tree, put his hands in the air, and said "OOOOOHHHH!" He stood there and looked at it for a while, grinned at both of us, and walked across the room to find his toys. I was amazed!! Then I remembered - the babysitter has had a tree up for at least a week, now - he already knows he shouldn't touch it!
Since we have had the tree up a little while now, Sean has gotten interested in touching some ornaments, but especially the beads. He thinks it is cool that the bead swing when he touches them, so we are working on that. I don't think the baby sitter temps the children with decorations and beads that so obviously want to touched!