Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Mantel

Before I share my merry mantel, I have a little story about a six year old's brutal honest.  We were at the dinner table yesterday when my six year old son commented that I have a stomach just like Santa's.  It kind of came from no where.  When I tried to explain to him about being more delicate with what he says, he then, adamantly, states "well mom your belly is just chubby."  I guess I know what my New Year's resolution is going to be.  My son did stop there.  When we were practicing a Christmas song for his program, he told me in the middle of singing that his teacher has a much better singing voice.  As I said "that's nice,"  he proceeds to say "no, really mom, it's a lot better than yours."  Kids!  You gotta love them.

Hope that gave you a good laugh.  Anyways, on to my merry mantel.  This year I kept it pretty simple.  Just some garland, stockings, 2 candles and one sign. 

Here is a closer look:

I got this sled at the auction for about 7 bucks.  The ice skates were $1 find at the Salvation Army.

The best part about the mantel, today at least, is our little Elf on the Shelve, Jango.  I don't know why I didn't get this sooner.  My 3 year old keeps telling the elf "sorry, please don't tell Santa."  How I'm going to miss this little guy when Christmas is done.

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