Husby and I have always decorated our tree together, beginning our first year of marriage.
I tried to make the sparkling cider bit a tradition, but we forgot to pop it open this year. :)
Levi joined in the decorating fun a couple of years ago and has enjoyed it each time!
(His first time decorating.)
(His second time!)
This year was especially fun because Levi was totally into all of it and his excitement was so contagious. He was just in awe of each ornament and each light. He was such a little delight! I try to always make tree decorating night a special one, so I surprised Husby with his very favorite meal: Hungarian Beef Goulash with a big hunk of crusty sourdough. Scrumptious! He appreciated it because he's been working the nightshift for weeks on end and hasn't had a home cooked dinner (besides our Thanksgiving dinner) in ages it seemed.
We capped off the evening with a cherry cheesecake I whipped up that morning as we watched a Christmas movie by the light of the tree. Perfect!
It's so fun seeing sweet traditions fall into place and the excitement that proceeds. I just cherish these times with my little family. Oh what fun!
I can hardly wait until next year with another little one in the mix! :)