"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care...."
This morning I stopped by the Elk River Library on my way through town to drop off a whole load of Thanksgiving books and pick up a whole load of waiting Christmas books! I love love love the online reserve system. Instead of browsing through hundreds of titles with toddlers in tow, I can leisurely browse the shelves at my own pace in the middle of the night when all disruptions are snoring peacefully in their beds. The best part is that the librarians have all my reserved materials ready for me at the front and I don't have to go searching for anything!
Anyways, I stopped to do my "trade off" this morning and picked up stockings for the kids. Now is the time for the annual 'decorate your own stocking' event at the local library and we LOVE to participate! They have limited stockings available and I wanted to get the kids onto the project early so I made a point to stop this morning.
I have to say that I love the creative messy moments that life brings around here. The boys did a GREAT job with their stockings and they will be ready to return to the library for storytime this week. In the meantime we have hung our own stockings over the fireplace and moved one step closer to Christmas stopping at our doorsteps.
And, for Christmas this year I think that all of my boys might just find socks in their stockings. I can't say that I've ever put anything in our fun decorations before, but lately I've been noticing many too small socks going onto boy feet! That and numerous holes in the toes. I will mend a lot of things, but holey toes just aren't one of them. This might just be our "new" tradition!!!! Socky socks.
Do you have your socks ready for Christmas?
(If you need a fireplace to hang your stockings by... I'm only a ring away! I'd be happy to help you find a home with a chimney!!!)
Having traditions like this really make our house feel like home. It takes that which we live in have a happy memory.... a treasure to return to! I'd love to hear your holiday traditions as well.
And, if you are looking for a home to make your own memories in please give me a call today and I'll set you up on a search to find the perfect place to settle!
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