Saturday, November 29, 2008

Christmas Trees and Vegan Pumpkin Pies

So far today has been a great day! I stayed up late to get the Christmas tree up and started. I did everything besides the ornaments. I wanted Ethan to help me decorate it this morning. Ethan woke up, turned on his radio, and ran out into the living room. It was so funny! He yelled, "Christmas tree!" Then, he stared at it quietly with his mouth open and at the same time he was signing with the song on the radio. We did our normal morning routine and by 9 am I had all the ornaments sitting out so that Ethan could choose which ones to do. I put Christmas music on, Bing Crosby is all I could find, and we started a new tradition...it was a simple as that. Five minutes later it was over. After lunch Ethan was finally able to try his pumpkin pie that Aunt Tammy made for him. It is a vegan pie and so has NO EGG! Whoohoo. As you can see, he loved it!
Wasn't so sure at first, then he dug right in!






I forgot all the great ornaments we had. Mostly from either Becca or kids at school for the last eight years of teaching. This one was one we made for Dave when he came home from the hospital last year; Becca and Josh got us a tree and helped set it up as a surprise. I decided to leave the message on the chalkboard the same. It is a good reminder that God takes care of His children.


Ethan helping decorate his first Christmas tree.

I didn't do so bad without Becca's help. Although, I was trying to remember all the tips that she told me from last year. I gave up trying to remember half way through the process and just started slapping stuff on. (HA!)


4 comments:

Nick and Jessica Gray said...

The tree turned out really pretty! I love it!

Tammy said...

It's beautiful!!! How wonderful that Ethan got to decorate his first tree.

Kati said...

again, as I told your sister....I am jealous...not a hint of star wars on your tree.....

Josh and Becca said...

Wow! What a helper Ethan was! The tree looks great!