Thursday, December 11, 2008

Deck The Halls

I finally caved today. Gabe has been eying this music box decoration at Target since way before Thanksgiving and today I finally caved and bought it. It is classic Pooh which is one of the reasons I didn't really want to buy it, I am not a big Disney Character fan but it is kind of cool. It looks like a Christmas present but when you push the button the lid comes up and the classic pooh characters circle around a snowman in the middle with Christmas Trees and Lights doing on inside as well. Each time the lid comes up it plays a different Christmas song. I have not heard it stop playing since we got home. Normally I am not a push over to buy things just because Gabe really likes it but I remember very vividly growing up two very special Christmas decorations I looked forward to seeing every year. At my Grandma's house there was this angel that rotated and played music when you wound it up, thinking back on it it is really an ugly angel but I loved it and would sit and watch it turn and play many times each Christmas season. At our house it was countdown to Christmas calendar. It had a mouse that you moved from pocket to pocket each day that passed. I remember trying to beat my brother to it each morning so I could move the mouse. Thinking about these things made me want to have something like that for our kids. Something that each year they are excited to see come out of the storage boxes. Do any of you have a memory of your favorite Christmas decoration I would love to read about them, leave me a comment.
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4 comments:

Flip-flop Mama said...

My favorite Christmas decoration is a pink angel ornament I've had for as long as I can remember :) My mom also had this welcome sign that we flipped over and it said Noel on the other side. . .am pretty sure it was my sister who flipped it over and said, "NOwelcome" :)

Emily said...

My favorite is our wooden nativity scene puzzle. It usually went on top of the piano, and it was always fun to put it back together or rearrange the scene.

clarkitect said...

Em- you will be well informed Dad broke out the nativity scene puzzle over Thanksgiving and Gabe and Clark tag teamed wrecking it. One of the sheep lost its legs.

Emily said...

What?! Those darn destructive little boys, but ohh so cute. At least it's wooden, nothing a little wood glue can't fix, right? How'd they break it? It's not exactly like those pieces are flimsy. On another note, I was kind of surprised to see dad break out his train ornaments. I always remember when decorating the tree, with the old vinyl records playing, dad would hand us one and tell us to be very careful because they're fragile. The old man's getting soft trusting those ornaments in the hands of Gabe, Clark, and Ty.