Vernon has never experienced Christmas with us before and he likes to play with LEGOs and beads and anything he can bat around. Many's the night Rick and I have woken up to the sound of SOMETHING skittering across the floor. I've told Zack if Vernon ever gets sick, it's bound to be because he ate a LEGO.
So off Zack and I trekked to Target, and I let Zack pick everything. And I have to admit -- I flipping love what he chose. COLOR! GLITTER! All sorts of sizes and textures! He's going to be a great jewelry designer, although lately he's determined to become a policeman who does art on the side.
(Yes, I've been playing around with Picnik.)
I'm an early shopper, buying most of the gifts at craft shows and online, so I spent one day last week wrapping presents. Done, done, and done. I've NEVER been done this soon. Ever! So don't think I'm this uber-organized person when it comes to the holidays. My house still needs dusting and it's only thanks to Rick that we have lights up outside.
If you have a blog post with your decorations up, please put your link in the comments section!
Lori Anderson creates jewelry for her web site, Lori Anderson Designs, and wrote the blog An Artist's Year Off. She is the creator of the Bead Soup Blog Party.