Monday, December 5, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas

It's no secret that John and I love Christmas and we're determined to have Jack love it as well. This year I decorated the house to the nines because I figured now that I have a kid, I finally have an excuse to go all out. That's the little stocking that I got him. I know it's obviously only good for this first Christmas but I couldn't commit to a permanent stocking. :)

This weekend we went to the tree lot and picked out a tree. Not surprisingly, he enjoyed looking at all of them.

He and his daddy picked out a beautiful noble fir and we strapped it to the top of the car and drove it home. The little guy seemed fascinated by the fact that we were about to bring one of this favorite outdoor things INSIDE the house. How awesome!

We got the tree up and it looks lovely. And, amazingly, he hasn't pulled it down yet.

On Friday Jack and I ventured out to the local "fancy" outdoor mall to meet Santa. They have set up a gorgeous giant Santa's house with a lawn and tons of decorations. I brought my camera along to capture the moment. We were waiting in line when the woman behind me asked, "Does this cost money?" "No", I answered. What a ridiculous question. Then as I got closer to the front I thought, hmm, I wonder if this does cost money. I wonder if they'll even let me take a picture. Well, I hope you enjoy the pics below because, YES, it does cost money. And it costs A LOT of money for a few damn pictures with an old man that they don't let you take yourself. But we waited in line and this was his first Christmas so I splurged. Please enjoy.

Yup, he cried at the end. But he lasted a pretty long time before breaking out the tears. I was so proud of him. :)


  1. That last picture is totally adorable! I love it. Totally worth whatever you had to pay.

    I'm also jealous that you have a tree already. And you'll have to tell us what kind of Christmas music Jack prefers :)

  2. Oh my gosh Lisa, these pics are absolutely adorable!! I love all of them, but look at his little face on Santas knee and how they're looking at each other too :) I also think the one of him lying down staring at the tree is priceless!!
    It fascinates me how you pick a tree and strap it to your car for the drive home! It's just like the movies ;)
    We have ours stored in a box in the garage all year!

  3. your house looks so amazing this year! i kept meaning to tell you that and getting sidetracked. i was so happy to see the lights up as we arrived last weekend. can't wait until the tree is trimmed! (i'll have to live vicariously through you this year.)

    and obviously jack's first series of santa photos are ADORABLE. i can't stop smiling at them. :)