Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Trees Come and Go

Jadyn had her 4th birthday over the weekend and we had a little celebration with the family on Sunday. She'll have a party with friends in a few days.

We put our Christmas tree up on Saturday night. Jadyn and I decorated it yesterday. It was fun and it was nice to decorate with a 4 year old. She was a bit more calm about it, compared to when she was younger.

When I was decorating the tree, I realized it will be the last year to hang Kaitlyn's ornaments on it. Another bird will be leaving the nest before next Christmas. It's kind of bittersweet, as so many things can be when our kids grow up. I almost feel the need to type a smiley face and a frowny face here.

We bought a new tree this year, because we wanted a pre-lit tree. I gave away our old tree today. Yesterday, I put an ad on a local website. It's a site where people can list things they'd like to give away or place an ad listing what they need.

What a blessing to give our tree away to someone who needed it! How wonderful to make someone's day and help them have a happy Christmas. This lady was so happy.
We don't usually see where things we donate end up, so this was really, really cool.

Here are some photos from the weekend.

I'm 4!

Silly Jadyn

She really will have a bigger cake at her party next weekend. :)

Decorating the tree.


Jean said...

Happy Birthday Jayden!! Adorable pics!! It is good to be home!! We are hoping to got to FCC- where is it this Friday?

Anita said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Jadyn!! WOWWEE...4 already! And love the Christmas and birthday pics too momma! Hope you're feeling better as well.

Dori's Mommy (Diana) said...

Happy Birthday Jadyn! She & Dori are exactly a year apart!

OH MY #6 said...

wow 4-years old. I can't wait to see pictures of the party.

Love your tree. and, I see a pretty little Asian girl ornament behind the pretty little Asian girl Jadyn!


PS. thank you so much for your supportive comment this morning.