I love all the decorations that come with Christmas. We've already got our outside lights put up and the inside is decorated as well. All we need is a tree. Taylor likes looking at all the lights. She also loves anything that lights up and plays music. We have Christmas decoration with Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch sitting on a sled. When you squeeze Elmo's hand, they sing and move.
Last Christmas it was a nightmare trying to get Taylor to leave it alone. Every time you turned around, she had grabbed it and ran in her room with it. I'm guessing she remembers that it's for the living room this year because when I got it out, she actually asked if she could take it in her room. When I told her no, she seemed okay with that.
Of course, the first night it was out, she had to come out of her room 10 times to go to the bathroom because she got to walk right past it. She looked at it each time but didn't bother it, so it's an improvement. Today when she came home from school, she made it sing a couple of times and seemed happy with that. We have a little tree and she stuck it on her dresser, so I plugged it in and she fell asleep with it lit up.
We have no idea what we are going to get her for Christmas this year. It's not like she can tell me what she wants and she has all the toys she likes to play with. I think I would like to get her new bedding and redo her room. Maybe I can do that for her for Christmas. We will get the usual things for her stocking…car magazines, bubble bath (can't have a bath without bubbles"), and a few other little things.
I had to reschedule Taylor's cardiology appointment. She had been sick over the weekend and I didn't want to drag her off to the hospital right now. This is proving to be a bad winter for Taylor. Last year was a good one and the one before was a bad one, so I guess we are keeping with the normal pattern.