There is nothing unique about loving Christmas time but truly there is no better season! Even all the decorations are just so much better than any other holiday. I love how cozy my home feels during the holidays and always want to snuggle right by the tree. This year I could not wait to get the tree up and I even put it up before Thanksgiving. I couldn’t help myself – I wanted to put it up with Pierce so badly. Obviously he wasn’t much help since he is only two months but putting it up with him and his dad was such a wonderful experience. Even though everything we do this holiday season is more for me than him I cannot wait to experience every sweet moment with my little love.
Here he is lounging in front of our tree! I cannot believe how big he already is. I get emotional just thinking about it. Before I was a mother and I heard other parents talk about being sad when their baby grew out of clothing or got bigger I thought it was quite strange. I just didn’t understand it until I went through it myself. So you better believe that when I went through his newborn clothes and packed them up that I cried. I love seeing the strides he is making but it is bittersweet.
It is so fun to see him stare at objects and the lights on the tree are already one of his favorite things to look at. The other one is his daddy.
This year we still have a fake tree. One day I will go out and get a real tree but for now it is nice to just grab the one from last year – plus it is cheaper!
This year we have presents addressed to Pierce from mommy and daddy! Everything is cuter. The tree itself is just red and gold – sometimes the traditional color schemes are the best.
I think my favorite part of the whole place has to be the tiny stocking we hung on the fireplace for Pierce!
I have always wanted a lot of trees on my fireplace and this year I finally collected enough of them to achieve the look I wanted!
Here are a few more shots of the downstairs! I tried to sprinkle greenery everywhere I could!
I am going to be so sad to take the decorations down! Plus I only have a few more days to get all my Christmas activities in with Pierce! It has been the most special time already.