Over the weekend we decorated the house for Christmas. This was the first year the boys really paid much attention to what was going on. Caleb, in particular, is SOOOO excited about Christmas coming. As I was hanging garland and lights on the stair rails in the house he kept saying, "you're putting Christmas up!!!" We let them help decorate the tree on Saturday night and they both thought that was great fun. Thanks to Grandpa and Grandma Hines, both boys have a collection of ornaments with their names and/or pictures on them, which the boys got to hang themselves. We are also doing an Advent Calendar with them for the first time this year. Apparently, they just "can't wait that long" for dinner the next day to come to open the next flap. Ahhh, the enthusiasm of a child! I am looking forward to experiencing the whole season with them this year from Christmas songs and celebrating the birth of Christ, to all that Christmas baking that I love to do.