Grammy Nichols got the boys a birdhouse to put outside our window so that they could watch the birds. They were so cute helping Jonathan hang it:
We have had to practice remaining calm when a bird lands on the birdhouse so that they don't scare them away. The first time they saw birds they both slammed their bodies against the window scaring the birds away:
Now we try to remain calm and watch from a little bit of a distance:
The boys have had a great time putting up Christmas decorations. I think only 2 ornaments have been broken so far :). Auntie Amy was still in town for tree decorating, and I got a fun time lapse video of the tree going up. Here are a couple of pictures:
Even Mary got into the Christmas spirit with a Santa hat! In the bottom left picture Jack is putting the star on the tree. Jack insisted we get a gold star for the top of the tree. I went to two stores without any luck. Jonathan went to a third store after work one night and found one! We got the Fisher Price nativity scene as a gift from Grammy Nichols two years ago, and this is the first year where the boys have a decent ability to put it together and play with it. Mary's name confuses Jack when we talk about the real Christmas story and the nativity. We tell him about baby Jesus and his mommy Mary, but he gets stuck on the fact that we have a baby named Mary and calls baby Jesus Mary :).