oh december, you have been great so far. i am enjoying you thoroughly, mostly your little things. you provide so much magic. so much joy. you have brightened the eyes of everyone in our house and for you, i am blessed.
my battery is charged and my memory card is empty, ready to begin documenting anything that reminds me of christmas or the month of december in general. i’ve never looked at this month quite this way before, it’s eye opening. i am trying to see things differently, trying to see what the boys see. trying to really take it in.
thanks to katrina at captureyour365.com, i’m getting helpful emails about what kids of things i can look for and capture during this month. i signed up for her daily email and it’s a great idea starter.
also thanks to creativityprompt.com for these little journaling cards.
they are a free printable and have allowed me to quickly jot down random things about the day. i may or may not use them in my actual december daily book, but they’ve been super handy to have printed so i can easily keep track of our happenings.
so, on to the photos that i’ve taken so far from day 1 through day 4.
hot chocolate with french vanilla creamer. perfect for any cold evening.
the christmas train is marshall’s favorite thing right now. he just lays here and pushes it back and forth. the batteries were dead and we (purposly) haven’t replaced them yet. it’s a loud train.
gibson decided the activities in the countdown calendar were just too ‘young’ for him so i decided to get marshall more involved. obviously, not sure why i didn’t plan for this. first thing he asks as he walks half-awake from him room in the morning is “can i pull a card for the fird day?” he does know what each date is…this kid is no dummy. but he wants to skip ahead. hate to tell him no but we have to keep the magic alive, right?
since he pulled watch a christmas show from the calendar, we busted out the rudolph dvd because our list of shows that are set to record on the dvr hadn’t quite started yet. oh, by the way, my friend kristy at kristymakes made an awesome list of kid and adult christmas movies that are most loved.
meet fluffy dog. fluffy dog was born on the same day and in the same hospital as marshall, so we took him home with us. (matt bought him for marshall on the day he was born). this dog talks for marshall, he eats with us, sleeps with marshall and gets hungry. oh boy.
this is me and marshall watching rudolph before bed. i had no idea that 24 hours later we would have watched it a dozen more times.
we still need to eat regular food and today, me and the boys just felt like it was a pb&j day. that’s homemade strawberry freezer jam, by the way. it’s THE BEST!
i wrapped two gifts on saturday night. the two gifts that the boys will open on christmas eve, a tradition that matt kept alive from his childhood. marshall was the first to notice them under the tree on sunday and sat like this, watching rudolph, all morning.
it’s now monday and there’s a whole weeks worth of stuff to look for and grab through my lens. hoping to get creative.
you’ll see only photos here on the blog. i’ve decided to discontinue the use of the sam’s club photo center as i have noticed and irritatingly so, that they are auto correcting my pics or something that makes them too dark. i spend a ton of time editing them, and for them to not come out looking like i want is a pain. so as inconvenient as it is, i am not getting my pics in an hour anymore. i am however, using a fabulous online lab called scrapbookpictures.com. the prices are great and they print in a ton of different sizes. so i will be planning to print all or most of my december daily prints at the end of the month and putting the book together all at once. i think that will be easiest for me. if you’re doing a december daily, how are you assembling yours?