Some of us are enjoying this holiday season more than others! We bought a new "maintenance free" tree at Gertens and met Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their reindeer last week. We put up the tree, hung the ornaments, and showed Maeve the tree. You'll see her reaction in the pictures - she didn't like it at all! Next, we continued our tradition of decorating a gingerbread house. We bought Maeve a new booster seat so she could sit at the table with us and help decorate. She preferred to try and eat the rock hard candy and didn't enjoy putting the candy on the house. She preferred to play with the box that it came in. Ah well, better luck with that next year. Last night we went to the downtown Macy's display and explored Santaland and met a different Santa. She really enjoyed Santaland. We enjoyed watching her explore the displays. She loved the flying balloons and the letters that the children were mailing to Santa. But as soon as she saw the scary man in red, she started to cry! Grandma and Grandpa Kirchner tried to entertain her behind the camera but no luck. Then we tried out the new Christmas Village in Downtown Minneapolis. It is a cool idea to have gift shops, food, and music and we went on a "warm" day - 35 degrees - but it wasn't friendly to strollers and Maeve didn't enjoy wearing a hat and mittens. The pictures explain how much Maeve loves Christmas this year - Bah Humbug!