Seeing how this is our first Christmas together as a family of three, we wanted to start a new family tradition for Christmas. We decided that each year we will buy one another a Christmas ornament.
We shopped all over today -- Cost Plus World Market, KMart, Home Depot, the Hallmark Store, Target -- and at last, we found the ornaments that we wanted to get for one another.
Analise is enamored with ducks right now and Markus was very excited to find this one:
Since she has a lot of wooden toys, I chose these wooden ones for Analise. She was very excited about the snowman and the penguin, and the fact that she got four in one package:
Markus knows that I really enjoy snowmen, and he remembered that I once told him that when I was 6, I LOVED my pack of 64 Crayola Crayons with the sharpener, so he chose this one for me:
Analise had some help from her dad in making this one for me. She was little snowman for Halloween, so this one was quite fitting:
Right around the time that Analise was born, Markus got very interested in learning how to BBQ on a charcoal grill, and for Father's Day she got him a Weber Grill. This is the ornament she got for him:
Lately, Markus has turned into quite the cook. He watches the Food Network more than I do these days! To show my appreciation and to encourage the new found cooking passion in him, I got him this ornament: