Tuesday, December 15, 2009

All The Way to Christmas Day

All the way to Christmas day we go, we go, we go. Maria made up this song last Christmas, and she sang it from sunrise to sunset. She's brought back her favorite song and sings it joyfully, every day... sometimes in the dearest places, at the sweetest moments.

Maria is completely, whole heartedly enthused about the whole Christmas season. She loves the days at school and learning new carols, making gifts. She loves the glitter and the glue and the tape. She loves the letters that arrive with Christmas greetings, the music we play, the treats we've baked and the hum that stirs the air... something coming... Advent

I want to remember this forever... that she is so delighted and energized by anticipation and traditions, by the prospect of making crafts, cooking special foods, decorating our home, preparing for company. She puts hearts and cutout stars in our stockings. She write notes, wraps gifts, she shivers with the thrill of her own excitement. And she sings her song... all the way to Christmas day we go, we go, we go.

She is learning a new song, "Do You Hear What I Hear?" to be sung in Church next Sunday. Max learned the words, posted in the kitchen, and playing from the computer all day. Hopefully, tonight we will find the box with our crèche. We have symphony tickets and plans for a dinner out on the town with Tutu Ruth. My mom will be here and Grandma is coming from Pasadena. The tree is still undecorated, we are still unpacking. This and that are less than ideal, but still we have so many opportunities to take pleasure in this Christmas... and so, all the way to Christmas day we go, we go, we go.


nikkipolani said...

What a great new Christmas song! Can we see a live performance by the composer?

mtnchild said...

The happy spontaneity of Maria is just too, too wonderful.

I wonder what she'll be when she grows up? Not to rush things, but she is such a happy child.

Hugs to you all

Julie said...

Such a great Christmas song. Such a great Christmas dress. Such a little angel, your Maria. :)

Tracy said...

Oh, that smile of Marie's just melts the heart... And in her very Christmas-y dress she looks like Santa's little helper. And so grown up... Wishing you and all of your angels there the Happiest Holiday, Natalie! :o) ((HUGS))

trisha too said...

all the way to Christmas day we go, we go, we go . . .

indeed, Miss Maria!



warren said...

She is just absolutely adorable!!!