Monday, December 19, 2011

Traditions

Just about 4 weeks old here:


Insane cuteness right?

I canNOT believe we are getting ready to celebrate her third (THIRD!!!) Christmas.

As I finally had the opportunity to get some shopping done this weekend and get my wrap on, I've really gotten excited.

And Mia can barely stand that there are presents under the tree that she cannot open right.this.very.second.

This year is the first year that we will be starting one of my most favorite traditions from my childhood.  Growing up, my Dad always had the "One More Thing" gift.  That one thing that he saved for after we were all done with the rest of our presents, when we thought all of our presents were opened.  It was typically on a larger scale and often was a gift for all three of us (2 sisters) to share.  It would be hidden in the basement or a closet. We had the "no snooping" and "stay out of the parents room" rules during Christmas which always made the mystery that much more exciting.

Mia will have her first "One More Thing" this year and I can't wait!  Wrapping it yesterday afternoon really got me excited for Christmas and officially giddy about the upcoming holiday.  My Hubs showed a bit of a twinkle yesterday too.

As crazy as it always is, I really, truly love this time of year.  It's so exciting, magical and fun and now that our daughter is old enough to start to understand Christmas it just makes my heart full.  I want nothing more this Christmas than to see that magic in Mia's eyes on Christmas morning and throughout the day.

Merry Christmas week everyone!  Hope it's a great one!

What are some of your favorite traditions?

5 comments:

SEL said...

What a cute tradition! I've done that for birthdays but maybe I'll add it to Channukah and Christmas. Great idea!

Amanda @ 2LittleBugs said...

Love the one more thing tradition! :) So sweet! L)

Lindsey said...

By the way.. I love that I can now comment at school! One year us siblings wrote.. ok typed ona typewriter.. a letter to santa asking if he would hide our presents. That night our presents were hidden and we had to find them in the morning.. behind pillows, under the couch, etc. The one rule was if we found someone else's we had to put it back where we found it. It was fun because we would look at each other and gloat because we knew where one of theirs was and they couldn't find it!

the workaholic momma said...

I LOVE that idea of "one more gift"!!! I LOVE this time of year too - I cant wait to see Addie's face on Christmas morning:)

Mrs. Mama said...

omg i melted at the site of that picture! please don't tell me time does fly by as fast as they say it does!