I love decorating for Christmas. This year it seems even more fun because Mason is actually understanding what's going on. We put the tree up while he was at MDO and had his tree waiting for him when he got home for him to decorate. That tradition, the two trees one, started last year. All he wanted to do was play with the tree and all the ornaments on it, most of them being breakable. So, I bought a 3 foot tree and gathered up all the cartoon/plush/non breakable ornaments and let him decorate his tree. He would spend countless hours taking them off and playing with them then putting them all back on. I wasn't sure he would even remember but this year when he walked through the door his tree was the first thing he saw. He ran over to it and screamed 'My tree!'. He started pulling out the ornaments and putting them on the tree. Now, both trees have been named 'My tree' and 'Momma's tree'. And, I have to say, little hands have stayed away from the big tree. Even Madison seems more interested in the little tree!
And it wouldn't be complete without Mason's manger. He loves Baby Jesus and Jesus' Mommy! I put it on the bottom shelf and he will sit there and talk to them and play with them constantly. He even lets Madison play with the animals when she comes over. Watching them play melts my heart!