We are getting ready for Christmas. We have been listening to Christmas music, singing Christmas songs, talking about the birth of Jesus Christ and what Christmas means. We have also been making Christmas gifts. For Ben's freelance clients and our friends and family that live nearby we put together these yummy treats. One of my favorite things to make this time of year is Chocolate-Peppermint Bark. I love it and it is fun to make. I hope the recipients of these gifts enjoy them too. Plus, they get a cute little holiday cardinal tin.
Here's a photo of Uly hugging Ben out in the woods. That tree that is on the right gave its life to be our Christmas tree. Yeah, it is a tall sucker. It is beautiful. We are thankful for it and its sacrifice to help us celebrate Christmas.
My dad told me that when I was about Uly's age, I had learned that trees are alive. That Christmas we went out and to cut down our tree, like we always had. But this year, since I had learned that trees are living creatures, I didn't want him to just saw it down. I was afraid that would hurt it. Since I knew about hunting, we decided that it would be a good idea if my dad would shoot the tree first. Then once the tree had been "killed", he could cut it down.
Oh the minds of 4 year olds...