It's well and truly starting to look and feel like Christmas around these parts.
As much as I decorate from the beginning of November and the excitement starts to build. It's not truly Christmas time until the big tree goes up. Once it does, the feeling is just pure magic.
It's no secret around these parts that I like to celebrate putting up the Christmas tree in a big way. I cook us up a Christmas feast, we sing and dance along to Christmas music, be silly, laugh and enjoy the most wonderful time of the year.
This year was the first year that Connor could really get into it, he took decorating the tree very seriously, and he was so excited with his decorated branch. It was just adorable! He even had a little pile of ornaments underneath once he couldn't fit anymore on it. He is such a cutie! And when he got to put the star on top, I don't think I've even seen a bigger smile!
Liam thought the boxes from all the ornaments were pretty great. He is pretty easily pleased though!
Our dinner was delicious. We had a baked turkey with homemade stuffing, baked ham with the best glaze ever, mashed sweet potatoes with cinnamon and nutmeg, broccoli, turkey gravy and yummy sour dough dinner rolls. Dessert was pumpkin pie (and of course I made a double batch so I could freeze one for Christmas Day!). It was all so good, we curled up on the couch by the tree afterwards with very full bellies.
The kids also wrote their letters to Santa on the weekend, Mia and Ryan helped write Connor and Liam's. It was really sweet. They are super excited to pop them in the post box tomorrow and they are keeping their fingers crossed for a reply from Santa himself. I have a feeling they will get one.
It's my favourite photo at the moment, I can't get over how gorgeous they all are with their cheeky smiles. How lucky am I to be their Mum! This season is all about blessings, and these four are my greatest ones by far.