Here we are getting ready to decorate the tree. Before we do, the kids get to open up a gift containing two new ornaments.
Each child is working on a Hallmark series. Ryder's series is Santa in different vehicles made from candy. Haven has a fairy series. Sage is about 10 years into the Madam Alexander doll ornaments. And Savannah finished off her second series this year with a bear and mouse participating in various winter activities. They also get an ornament that represents their interests during the past year. Savannah: a cello; Sage: Tinkerbell; Haven: Sleeping Beauty; and Ryder: Thomas the Train--they didn't have any Word World ornaments. The past two years Eric has received ornaments from A Christmas Story. It was the leg lamp this year. I sort of participate by picking up the Winnie the Pooh book ornament each year. My mom also sent me a new Hallmark series with Santa as a nutcracker. Very cute! But our tree is mostly comprised of ornaments from a family ornament exchange that we did with Eric's family for years. And we typically pick up an ornament when we go on vacations. We love our tree!