Wednesday, December 2, 2009

holiday frosting

Every year, the day after Thanksgiving is the day I put up my Christmas Tree. I anticipate this day every year. This year my tree is small, but it smells like pine and gingerbread and is perfect for my little cottage here in New England. I wanted the children I nanny to help me decorate it. All three of them helped me make the ornaments out of gingerbread cookies and yarn. We dressed the tree with lights and ribbons and Madeline drew and cut out a star. Because the children are Jewish and aren't accustomed to trees in thier home this time of year, this was a fun activity for them...just as lighting the Manorah will be for me in a couple of weeks at Hanukkah time.

I completed my decorating with a Christmas Blanket and pillow and I have to say I am loving every minute I get to spend retreating and wrapping presents while listening to my holiday playlist on iTUNES in this room.





Tonight I helped the kids I nanny decorate Gingerbread Houses, also a holiday tradition for me. It's been so fun to see the wonder in thier eyes and the creativity each of them possess. I heart these kids, I heart my job and I especially heart Christmas and all that comes with it.




Hope your season has been as Merry and Bright as mine so far!

5 comments:

jacey said...

Can I please be you? Seriously, everything you touch is amazing!

Andi said...

So great, Holly! You are amazing! (P.S. Thanks for the tip on Victoria Falls. The water was really low, but it was still incredible!)

Morrena Harris said...

Holly Dolly, your cottage is just the way I pictured you decorating it. The tree is so cute and I love the gingerbread houses. It is great to know that you really love the holiday time. Love MOM

HKins said...

Fab tree Holly. My favorite part are the gingerbread cookies? Did you make them yourself?

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