Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Decking the halls

We trimmed our tree this week, during one of Baby E's naps. At first, I was bummed because I didn't get any pictures of Toddler J while he worked, but that was before I realized that tree (re)decorating is going to be a daily event at our house this season!

Luckily, back when we first got married and had to decorate a tree, I decided then and there I only wanted to buy unbreakable ornaments. I didn't know it would be so long before we had children, but I knew that when we did have them, I didn't want to be fighting them every Christmas. Turns out, this was a brilliant move, because now I can walk around the house, devil may care, and not worry when I hear ornaments dropping off the tree with regularity. Toddler J has been VERY excited about decorating and just can't control himself, so he rearranges constantly. We actually do have a few breakable ornaments (many from my parents that were on our trees as children, ironically) but they are still in their boxes and won't make an appearance for several more years.

Our only design rule is that all ornaments have to be at least 2 feet off the ground, to save them from Baby E. We did leave him the set of fleece snowmen hanging on the bottom branches, which he promptly ripped off the tree the first time he saw it. They now lie in a sort of snowman graveyard (or its it purgatory?) underneath until J throws E a bone and rehangs them every once in a while. E spends most of his time trying to reach those ornaments that are just...out...of...reach. He's very determined but so far unsuccessful. It helps that he can't stand, of course!

So, tree trimming shots forthcoming, but here are some tree buying shots (why yes, I have discovered photo effects; so much fun!):

1 comment:

Betsy (Eco-novice) said...

Love the photos. Yes, we used to have breakable ornaments (inherited from David's parents), but I think I got rid of the last of them last year, after cleaning up metal shards several times. Kudos to you for thinking ahead.