Christmas has always been a favorite time of year for me, and I love sharing that with my kids. It has been so fun seeing their excitement of it finally being that time of year again, especially Brooks since he is old enough to remember some of our traditions each year. He was so excited to put up the tree, put lights up outside, hang his nativity advent calendar, make some cookies and other fun things that come with the holidays. He has been so focused on what day it is on the calendar making sure we don't miss anything (even Black Friday was marked and he insisted we had to do some shopping that day because "It's the biggest shopping day of the year!" I think he listens to us too much!) Anyway, so right after we celebrated Barrett's birthday, he knew it was time to set up our Christmas tree. He talked about it the whole day in anticipation.