Last weekend, we had a friend come over before the embassy Holiday Party to take a family picture for our Christmas card. I decided I wanted it to be in front of the tree, so that was our motivation to get it decorated. We did most of the decorating while Kaitlyn napped because we were in a time crunch. But when she woke up and saw the tree, she loved it! She helped put on some of the last ornaments and did such a good job!
Here are some of the best pictures from that evening:
And Jonathan's first ornament.
Santa was at the Embassy Holiday Party and as much as we tried to get Kaitlyn excited about seeing him, she wasn't having it. She screamed and cried so we didn't even try for a picture because we knew we'd have another opportunity the following weekend at the American School. All week she talked about Santa. She even said she wanted to sit on his lap. This was the picture we got:
As expected, once she saw him she didn't want to go near him. I still think it's a pretty precious picture. Without him in the picture, she was all smiles!
Again, the tree as the background is my favorite! The pictures are so fun and festive. It doesn't hurt that I have the cutest little boy EVER as my model.
I bought this hat and argyle sweater vest online and wasn't sure how it would look. My problem now is I want to dress him in it everyday! How stinkin' cute is he??
Geez, that's one handsome boy!
Even though we are in the Holy Land and so close to Bethlehem and all that Christmas is about, I miss seeing colorful Christmas lights on all the houses and buildings whenever we're out. I miss hearing Christmas music in the stores. And of course, I miss sharing this time with family. Since Kaitlyn is so aware of Christmas and Santa and of course Baby Jesus now, I'm kind of sad that she's not surrounded by all of the lights, music and festivities. We have decorations and lights around the house, but next year I plan on really going all out!