I promised over a week ago to post pictures, and then life got busy! So much for my Christmas countdown posts . . . oh well, at least I wasn't trying to post every day, anyway. :) We put up the tree on Dec. 2. Every year the kids get better at helping! We didn't even break any ornaments (so far!) this year. We worked on it together, but the kids did the bulk of the decorating!
Josiah wanted to help me move furniture around and vacuum. Don't you love the earmuffs? ;)
Time to decorate!
They enjoy finding the ornaments that I've had since I was a kid--and I enjoy telling them the stories behind a few of them. I don't remember for sure about this little Fievel mouse, but it seems like maybe it was a happy meal prize? So cute, though!
Love their looks of concentration! :)
And the silly, not-ready-for-the-camera looks, too . . .
We also dug up a tiny real tree for the boys' room.
They were excited to put COLORED lights on this one . . . unfortunately they stopped working after a few days (it was an old string) so we need to buy some new ones.