Although I have been listening to Christmas music and making Christmas crafts with the kids for the last few weeks already, we have only just recently decorated our house for the season. On Saturday we had a family tree-decorating/pizza/movie night and it was a lot of fun (until Malia started puking...which conveniently happened right at the end of the movie when the party was just ending).
Here are the results of our fun family day:
And now for the tree decorating. Do you all remember the Charlie Brown-like tree that Joelle picked out last year? In case you don't feel like clicking back to that post, here is the picture again in all its glory:
This year I didn't want another tree like that, so we managed to persuade the girls to pick a more fuller, 'normal'-looking tree. I was happy with the final product.
The girls did the majority of the decorating again, so all of the beads ended up on the bottom half of the tree. And just like last year, Malia's balls all got hung in one big clump. And that is how they are staying!
The finished product looks pretty good -- although we need more decorations (and lights...preferably colored ones next year). We haven't bought any more decorations though because we know that as the years go by we will be getting more and more hand-made ones from the girls. I can't wait to have our tree full of ornaments made by my sweet girls.
And now our house is adorned with beautiful decorations to remind us of the holiday season that is directly upon us. It makes the house look more crowded and cluttered -- and I know when the time comes to take them all down, I will feel like I have a huge, clean house -- but I am enjoying the short period of time that my house is full of this festive decor.