Well our tree in finally decorated. I put it up last Sunday in hopes we could get it done when Mr. 20 arrived home from school. He got here Tuesday, but we were all working or some other excuse until Friday early evening when I threatened everyone with no Christmas if we didn't get it done. I heard lots of complaints, "Mom, I am tired. I have been working like 50 hours this week!" Or, "Do we really have to do it now?" See, we are just the perfect Christmas movie family, so much cheer spread around. Like I have always said the tree is not my favorite thing at Christmas. It never seems to be the right time to decorate and frankly it is a fight to get people to participate, but when it is done we do all enjoy it. I have to say Little Buddy was very excited and put several ornaments up all by himself. We now put up fewer ornaments as our artificial tree is much smaller than the real ones we have had in the past. Now it is mostly the kids ornaments, or those made by friends. The wee little house is our oldest ornament, it has been in my husbands family for years and years. It is the first to go on and the first to come off the tree every year.
After seeing a private patient yesterday morning I got these gifts ready for the week. These are for the children I work with, and all the teachers and therapist's that help Little Buddy develop. They are wonderful people who deserve a bit of cheer and thanks this time of year. While getting these ready I had the delicious smell of a beautiful vanilla candle from my friend Holly wafting through my house. That vanilla smell made my house smell delicious. Thank you Holly!
Little Buddy and I are working on standing up all by himself with no braces on. That is tough stuff! Now he just has to stand up for longer periods of time, and of course get that right arm down.
And speaking of Little Buddy, in honor of the latest Star Wars movie released this weekend, I give you Chewbacca. Little B in his latest cozy jammies. He has no idea who Chewbacca is, but I assured him he is very nice fellow, so Little B was excited. He thinks he is a giant, nice bear. I will go with that.
Have a great week and try and try to stay calm during the last few days leading up to Christmas.