It feels a little bit more like Christmas over here. There’s a real danger in my job that I get so burned out on seasonal decorating that my own house gets neglected. It also doesn’t help that I have an actual budget to do cool things at my job while at home I keep opening the same rubbermaid of stuff year after year. Although, since last year I did the all peppermint candy cane tree and didn’t use any of my ornaments, this year did feel a little more special. Wow, I forgot I had this!
So, I decided to get it done as early as I could this year. I’m a let’s get through Thanksgiving before we pull out anything Christmas kind of person (one holiday at a time, folks), so today was really the earliest I could do it.
We had a really fun, laid back day. We stayed home most of the day and finally ventured out around 4pm or so just because the weather was so nice. We went downtown and while most of the shops were closed we had a really fun time at our local balloon and candy shop.
And I had to take a picture of her in her headband. Proof that she kept it in her hair!! I couldn’t believe it. Oh, and by the way, WHERE IS MY BABY? She looks so big.
Then, after dinner, we came home to get busy decorating. Mia helped decorate her little tree for her room before she went to bed. It’s definitely not an impressive tree. But when you’re only 2 1/2 feet tall, even a scrawny 4 ft tree looks awesome…
You can barely see it, but the little eskimo baby was her ornament for last year. I still need to get her one for this year.
She loves her little tree. And all those pretty things on it.
And apparently she has already figured out that she’s supposed to look under it for goodies. Does this come hard-wired into us?
We also found some of her christmas stuffed animals that she promptly gave the grand tour of the house to. I have a feeling Christmas is going to be really fun this year.
And then, after she went to bed, we got to work on the big tree. There’s just no way to do that one with her awake because it’s a branch by branch operation. We’ll see how she does in the morning with all those tempting ornaments on it. I think she’ll love it – since she loved hers – but she might looooove it a bit too much.
We also just did a little in the dining room. The sofa table had to find a new home (the whole living room has to be rearranged for the mammoth tree) and it fit nicely on the side.
I still need to work on the mantel a little. The stockings are hung, but I want to jazz the whole thing up a little. I’ll post pictures when I’m done. Now if the presents would just magically wrap themselves (oh, and some of them need to get themselves purchased and over here), then I would be in great shape.