Saturday, December 3, 2011

Creating Memories

We put up the tree today and decorated the house for Christmas.

Even though Eliza was having a day full of some trying little toddler moments... it was so special.

Grandma and Grandpa came over and we trimmed the tree, set up our Dickens houses, shared homemade lefse and a "frosty" (snowman) cookie, and watched as Eliza learned about traditions, the magic of Christmas, and hopefully, about how much her mama and dada love Christmas.

We introduced her to our special ornaments - the one that we had made the year she was born, with my favorite "classic" Eliza picture on it - the one from Nana and PopPop for her baptism, captain kirk and all his ships, the little glass sandal, and the pretty white bird, the stork ornament I got while I was pregnant with her that said "2007", which I used a sharpie to make it say "2009" (hey, it was only $2.50!), the little snowman family my BFF gave us when Eliza was born (I could go on and on!)... it was sweet.

It was the first of many tree trimmings.  I love it, and I love making memories with her - that's what it's about, it's all part of creating memories for Eliza, for me, for our family.  I want to make it magical.  I want to make it special and sweet and something she looks forward to, just like my parents did for me.

And now, I'm sitting in my cozy house with candles glowing (okay they're electric candles.  what?  I have a toddler!), thinking about the fun day we had, and how much I hope it was special for Eliza, too.

To top it off?  It's snowing!

1 comment:

justadrienne said...

We did our version of this today! Setting up and decorating the tree with James' Mom and my sister, hehe. I love passing traditions to the little ones, it reminds us why it is important and special! Thanks for sharing your traditions!

And I LOVE the new blog pics! Eliza looks like a little NYC model hehe

Eliza's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 5 ozs
Going home: 7 lbs 10 ozs
5 days: 7 lbs 13 ozs
2 months: 12 lbs 6 ozs
4 months: 17 lbs
5 months: 18 lbs 12 ozs
6 months: 20 lbs 13 ozs
9 months: 24 lbs 3 ozs
12 months: 26 lbs 13 ozs
15 months: 28 lbs
18 months: 29 lbs 3 ozs
2 years: 32 lbs
3 years: 34 lbs

Alice's Stats

Birth: 8 lbs 11 oz
2 Months: 13 lbs 10 oz
4 Months: 17 lbs 15 oz
6 Months: 20 lbs 4 oz