Friday, December 12, 2008

O Christmas Tree!

The Christmas season is here! We bought our Christmas Tree a week and a half ago. We always make it a family afair to the Home Depot. JPW picks the tree out. The first one he looked at this year we bought. The sad part is that our tree sat for a week undecorated because we didn't have time to decorate it. Then the day came for decorating the tree. Here's what I had in mind Christmas music playing, JPW, G and me hanging ornaments perfectly on the tree and placing all the decorations so lovely around the house, you know exactly what you see on TV.

Here's what we had some Christmas music playing, JPW screaming and breaking ornaments, and G and me placing the lights on the tree backwards-meaning when we got to the bottom we didn't have a plug to plug in. So taking all the lights back down and re-lacing them through the tree. Oh and you want to know about the lovely wreaths outside, G went and grabbed us some dinner and came back in-I asked him how the wreaths looked from the street, he said well one wreath has slide down the window. Lovely! Did anyone elses Christmas decorating go like this? I keep reading everyone's blogs about these picture perfect decorating tree memories. And seeing those cute pictures of children hanging ornaments on the tree.
Well, the thing about it is this is our picture perfect Christmas decorating memories. Even though at times I thought we were going to lose our minds. I quickly remembered, how blessed we are to have a two year old to celebrate Christmas with. I even told G at one point-at least we have him to decorate with(as JPW was screaming bloody murder) So I switched our Christmas music to the Christian station and turned it up loud! It always helps me stay positive. The other thing is we were so focused on the tree and that really isn't what this is all about. When I pulled out the nativity scene, I looked and said this is what it is all about. I pulled each piece out and said to JPW each person's name "BABY JESUS" "MARY" "JOSEPH" He tried to repeat them and it was precious!
So to wrap up our Christmas decorating-chaotic but perfect-I'm so grateful to have an amazing husband and son to Celebrate this Christmas with! Even more I'm so thankful for Baby Jesus' birthday! Below are a few pictures. I don't have a picture of the finished product. You'll have to come visit to see it! Below are a few pics some from last year, look how much he's grown!

Going to get his tree with Daddy-LAST YEAR
Going to get his tree with Daddy-THIS YEAR

Picking out his tree-LAST YEAR
Picking out his treet-THIS YEAR

Handsome little man!
G is excited about the lights

JPW playing with lights(yes he's standing in a chair)

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