Today was free and decoration day, starting with the return of my adorable reindeer who spent the summer at the neighbors house, awaiting repairs. He is all put together again and ready to jingle all the way!
How does he not have a name after all these years?! I’m always happy to see him each year.
Then, after pancakes and a shower, we headed out to get a tree. Out past few tree outtings have been less than idylic (though I probably didn’t mention that on the blog), and Alan stillnisnt feeling well (did I mention his pneumonia?), so the kids and I headed down to our local Christmas tree parking lot. We quickly found a perfect tree and I tied it into the new car platform. So much easier than the roof of the car!
My camera sucks! It randomly doesn’t save pictures I take. It didn’t save the adorable picture of Lex standing by the tree, but it did save this silly rearview mirror picture. Dang technology! 😕
We spent the afternoon listening to Christmas music and decorating the house.
It was fun to see the kids getting out the Christmas stuff together and reminicing over the ornaments.
Haha. It looks like we have balloons on the tree!
This is a blurry picture, but a funny situation. Eve was putting out the nativity scene and Arlo came over to check it out, unbeknownst to her. She turned suddenly to say something to me and bumped right into Arlo’s nose. We all laughed. 😄
It’s important to hang candy canes ON the tree topper …
… and to take advantage of climbing on the furniture whenever possible!
There are only four of us and we still can’t get a picture with everyone smiling. Goof balls. We tried to get Arlo in the picture too, but he wanted nothing to do with any of it.
The annual clearing off of the table. Don’t blink of you’ll miss it!
My grandparents crèche. I told Eve that baby Jesus doesn’t arrive until Christmas Eve, but she didn’t care.