Last weekend when Amara was here the two of us started decorating our little Christmas Tree. It is a fake tree that Grampy and I have had since we moved in here and we like it! Like all Christmas Trees the best part of the tree is the decorations and the memories that they hold. This is the first year that Amara has helped me to decorate the tree. We got most of the bulbs and stuff on it but I ran out of hooks so one whole box of ornaments did not get put up! That was two weekends ago.
Poor injured Jenna got me a package of hooks and brought them over when she dropped off Amara Saturday night. I don’t mention often enough that I have a wonderful, thoughtful and amazing daughter. Amara is lucky to have such great parents.
Sunday morning Amara’s plan was for us to make monkey break (our best yet!), wrap Christmas presents and finish decorating the Christmas Tree so that one night next week we can take pictures for our Christmas cards. Yes, I am behind on them again. The last 2 years I have sent New Years cards because I was so far behind!
Once we got the tree decorated Amara started going back through the big blue tub that holds the decorations. There were still a few things left in there like Grandma and Grandpa’s Christmas stockings. We each have two. We have the velvet ones that Amara’s Mommy made for us a long time ago and that have your names on them — in glitter! There are also the beautiful handmade ones that my Mom made for us a few years ago. Amara has one of these of her own at home. She took the stockings and started trying to find a way to tape them up to the ledge where I usually put them. She asked if I was going to hang up all of them. I of course replied “Do you think if we hang up two socks each we can get more presents?” And my wise grandchild says to me “If you do that Grandma, Santa might think you are greedy”.
She is wise beyond her years!
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.