I have had the nonstop Christmas music station on since the day after Thanksgiving. Yep, I’m that girl. Hey, you only get to listen to it for a short time every year, and I’m going to get my fix while I can! Our calendar is bulging at the seams for the next few weeks, so it’s easy to get wrapped up in feeling like the holidays are almost over. And that just won’t do. Not for someone who loves Christmas like I do.
So over the weekend we bundled up and headed out to get a Christmas tree. It’s our first Christmas in the “new” house and I was excited that we could finally look at bigger trees than ever before, because we have taller ceilings and didn’t have to carry the tree up a tiny, windy staircase like in our old house.
Owen even got out “Dada” (which is what he calls our vacuum, since Daddy is the one who uses it at our house) and helped clean up the pine needles. The kid is still obsessed with cleaning. Brooms, mops, rakes and vacuums are his favorite toys!
We also got a wreath for the front door that I plan on decorating and we put lights outside. I’m a white lights-only person, though I do love ogling other peoples’ tacky lawn decorations.
I’m pretty particular about how the lights are done on the tree so I rushed to get them on before our neighbors came over for an impromptu tree decorating party. They brought champagne and we toasted our new friends and the official beginning of the holidays.
Now I smile every time I walk by the twinkling tree. Owen has been pretty amazed by having a tree in his living room. He points at the star on top and shouts “Dawr! Dawr!” and finds every round ornament on the tree and exclaims, “Ball!”. Had to explain that those balls are not for playing (and we put only unbreakable ornaments on the bottom half of the tree). We debated anchoring the tree to the wall in case my little climber decided to scale the tree, but decided that that’s pretty unlikely. We’ll see if we eat those words.
What about you? Are you a white lights-only person or do you go multi-colored? Do you put out big lawn decorations? Anything other than a tree and stockings? Ever had a toddler knock down a whole Christmas tree?