This Christmas was totally different for us in that Asher was really into it this year. We got our tree shortly after Thanksgiving, a real tree from Home Depot just like my family used to get while growing up; although we would get trees from anywhere cheap like Meijer, random lots, etc.. Asher loved the whole experience, and I might add that we had some car drama the night we went to go and get it, which also felt fitting, because why would getting a tree for Christmas be anything but an adventure. Turns out the car battery was so dead that it refused to work in the cold. It was about 20 degrees out, which is cold to my Honda Civic.
So Asher loved getting a tree and would come downstairs and and ask to see the Christmas Tree and to turn on the lights. He made this year magical.
We decided to build Asher a play kitchen this year. We made three separate parts, a refrigerator, Stove, and sink. It's pretty amazing looking. We started working on it early in the month, but got busy, so we didn't actually put it together until the weekend before Christmas. I was going to help build, but we had to divide and conquer our errands, so Shem built the boxes while I shopped with Asher for accessories. On Christmas eve I painted everything. Three coats in one evening. I stored the pieces in the laundry room, which is a small room, and turned the heat on really high so that everything would dry nice and fast. It worked like a charm, because the next morning we were ready to assemble everything.
Grandma Thompson came over for breakfast and opening gifts and then we just relaxed the rest of the day. Asher thought Christmas was the best!