Monday, December 15, 2008

Oh, Christmas Tree!

We had a wonderful and productive weekend at the Stone house. We finally got our Christmas tree up and got to see how Jackson would react to it. He takes every chance he can to go and "OOOOOH!!!" at it. We have to watch him carefully, though, because he likes to try and redecorate the tree. Sometimes he'll take the ornaments off and put them back on in another place on the tree and sometimes he'll just take off with them. His favorite are the large icicle looking things.

Midway getting the tree decorated, we discovered that two of our light strings were completely shot, so we decided to go get some more. Casey and I also decided that we would make a pit stop in downtown South Bend, see Santa Claus and have a cup of hot chocolate at the South Bend Chocolate Company.  Jackson did surprisingly well with Santa, and sat on his lap for ye olde photo op.  Lily was in the little hut before Casey and I even got up to it, already telling Santa what she wanted which, in case you're curious, Lily informed Santa that she wants a trampoline, a video camera, some Hannah Montana dolls and Joe Jonas for Christmas. Not a Joe Jonas doll, she wants the Joe Jonas. Let the boy craziness begin! Every time we saw something with the Jonas Brothers on it, she would do this over exaggerated swoon. Casey and I didn't know whether or not to be worried or laugh.  In any case, it turned out to be a wonderful afternoon. 

This week looks like it's going to be a busy one. My dad is heading up today, I have shopping with my mom tomorrow and I have a few more Christmas things to get this week because Lily only has a few days of school left (Friday is her first day of "winter" break.) I'm looking forward to having a nice and relaxing holiday and I can't wait to see how Jackson does opening presents.

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