Saturday afternoon was Jack's birthday party. His cousins (some of them) and grandparents came. We ate warm brownies with ice cream. (We're not real big fans of cake.)
Then on Saturday evening we decorated tree #1 in the family room. Or, I should say that the children decorated the tree. Each child has his/her own container of Christmas ornaments and are allowed to put their own ornaments on the tree. After they were finished, the tree was pretty much covered.
I did put one ornament on the tree that I found in the family box. My mother-in-law gave it to us for Christmas in 2004, after Spenser was born. It has everyone's name on it:
And one empty space for Sawyer:
This ornament brought tears to my eyes when I saw the empty heart. We weren't even planning for Sawyer. I'm so happy he's here. He is definitely supposed to be here! The ornament says so. Our family is complete!
And an Advent update (boy, I've gotten bad at this):
Thursday -- we watched Santa Claus is Coming to Town and ate popcorn.
Friday -- there was candy in the stocking (I think Reese's PB cups).
Saturday -- we decorated the tree (We actually put a slip of paper in the stocking to let them know.).
Sunday -- we drank hot chocolate with candy canes (thanks, Lori, for the idea!).