This past weekend, Lukasz, Petra and I finally set out to get our little family a Christmas tree. Ideally we wanted to visit a farm upstate but we didn’t really have the time as our days off are now spent preparing for my parents visit. Nevertheless, walking through our neighborhood, there are plenty of cozy little Christmas tree lots to be found so we walked around until we were able to find one that also sold cute wreaths to put in the middle of our apartment.
Even when I was little, I would always think about Christmas and the traditions I would begin with my family someday. I feel that Lukasz and I already do things differently than my parents since we get a fresh Christmas tree every year where my parents are believers of the fake trees which also has some positives to it such as no needles on the floor. Even so, nothing really beats that fresh tree smell.
While we put up ornaments, it was so adorable to play Christmas music (that She & Him Christmas Album is absolute magic) and to watch Petra play with some of the ornaments we’ve stored for the last couple of years. Her favorite happens to be a cute little reindeer Lukasz and I bought in a little store near 14th street when we first started dating. Who knew two years later that our little girl would playing with it and hanging it on the tree? Gosh so hard to believe! I loved watching her little face light up with happiness and curiosity when showed her the tree all lit up. Even now, she loves crawling over and hanging out underneath the Christmas tree. I’m so excited for her first Christmas! Later this week, I also plan to make some salt dough ornaments and paint them gold. An easy DIY, plus I can also make an ornament out of Petra’s hand print. An easy keepsake!
Please note the drool in all of these pictures from this little teether! Too adorable for words.