Our family tradition, that Matt and I started the first year we got married, is to pick out a real Christmas tree and decorate it over Thanksgiving weekend. We play Christmas music, make homemade hot chocolate and cookies, and have a blast spending the evening together. This year, Carson was even more apart of it since he's a year older now and could actually help! We headed to Lowe's this year for our Christmas tree. These candy cane yard decorations kept Carson busy for awhile! Matt and Carson found the perfect Christmas tree.
Mommy and her boys!
Carson decorated his own little Christmas tree for his room.
And took a couple of breaks for cookies and hot cocoa!
It took Matt and I a little while to get the lights from last year to work, and then get them on the tree, but Carson was very patient and helped put some ornaments on before it was off to bed.
Our Christmas tree this year: