I love having a Christmas tree. We debated whether we were getting one or not because we won't be around for the exact holiday, but we decided that Rachel would love it. (Secretly I would have been very sad without one.) Rachel loved going to the tree store and wandering around the trees. It was actually snowing pretty hard that day, but I think it added to all the excitement. My parents wanted to come see their grandkids, so they showed up later that evening with pizza and helped us put on the ornaments.
Rachel also got an early Christmas present this year. Fisher-Price has a Little People Nativity set that my parents bought for Rachel. I love teaching her the story, and she loves playing with baby Jesus, the sheep, the camels, and all the other fun characters. I'm not sure she quite understands the whole Christmas thing yet, but we're working on it.