WHAHOOO! It's the most wonderful time of the year. I don't know who is more excited for the upcoming month me or the children. We 'trimmed the tree,' hung our stockings, set up our manger and the Watson house is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. WOW! That was so cliche~ic that I am almost sick. What can I say I am a sucker for Christmas and all the Christmas goodness. This year the children have started to notice many of the little things. For instance, if I add an ornament to the tree, or a new animal to the manger scene, if a new Christmas book appears they are all over it. It makes me smile and chuckle a little to see the excitement in their little voice and twinkle in their eyes. I love the little things. The smell of Christmas, a kind unexpected gesture, the perfectly wrapped Christmas gift, a tree that isn' so perfectly decorated. :) To top off the holiday fun we made chocolate chip cookies with hot chocolate. The Christmas holiday has started and now we are ready for the traditions to begin. . .