These are by no means chronological since this is Thayne in his new hat on Christmas morning. I like how you can see the excitement of Christmas morning in his eyes, despite him not really understanding any of it and woke up after most of the chaos had passed (although in our house it never really passes).
It wasn't until I brought out the little manger scene characters that we had made last year from salt dough that things really got interesting. The snowmen dissappeared (to be found underfoot in July most likely)and were replaced with the shepherds and Mary, each watching their respective house. You can see the shepherd and his sheep looking in on the red house.
Here he is on Christmas morning having found a quiet corner behind the mound of garbage and stashed his chocolate in his new toolbox and was having a moment to himself.
Another pass time for the month of December was every manner of homemade decoration. Here's our front window and as the month went on, more window sticker (thanks Mom) characters were invited to the Christmas excitement. We had Valentines and Easter covered there as well.
In other news, Mark and I are heading to Nfld. soon for a little getaway. Turns out that a getaway from the farm pretty much has to happen during the coldest, worst travelling months because the rest of the year is pretty well booked up with life consuming chickens to be moved, sheep to be moved, cows to be milked, crops to be planted, tended and harvested. Even in Feb. there's snow to be blown, but alas, it will have to blow itself since we're headed for the Rock. (and if there's anywhere that sounds inviting in Feb. isn't it something called The Rock!?) haha.