Okay, so maybe Goldilocks was not here, but we do have three trees. A "Papa Bear" sized tree in the living room, a "Mama Bear" sized tree in the older boys' room, and a "Baby Bear" sized tree in the dining room. The perfect little size for a one year old to decorate and destroy as he chooses. :-)
Before we head off into the trees, I just have to show you the cute Thanksgiving treats we made for our neighbors. If you ever want great holiday ideas visit this wonderful site.
Oops. . .another stop before the woods to show the two Thanksgiving day photos that were taken. The first being my friend, Keren, and myself slaving away for all the male appetites ready to devour the food. (Okay, so maybe were ready to devour it, too! :-)
The second photo being of the guys having tons of fun with some contraption that I am afraid to spell due to its foreign origin.
Now for the trees - as you can see, I had lots of help from a sweet little boy. He was very fascinated with all the new surroundings.
I did not do much this year since whatever came out would have to eventually find its way back to the shed. I tossed some frosted fruit in a pretty glass bowl, carefully set out the Willow Tree Nativity, and placed bulbs around to add a bit of color and mood. Oh, yes, I set a snowman and small artificial tree in the boys' bathroom. It's simple, but I like it that way.
My feelings were a bit mixed as Seth and Ethan put up their tree. They followed the diagram and did most of it without my help. It was sad relief. I helped a little with the lights, but they put every ornament on by themselves.
The finished project and the happy decorators.
The finished project a few days later when the youngest brother decided he really wanted to hold one of the ornaments. The poor tree has never looked the same!
What better thing to do but make faces while your Mom is taking pictures?!
I cannot get a good picture of my tree for anything. The teal material comes alive when the lights come on, but I can never seem to get the effect with my camera. Oh, well, you can see Silas' mini tree on the left. That poor thing has been through war as well. :-) Maybe I should make a popcorn garland since he is so fond of munching on the ornaments.
I scaled down my tree decor also and used only stars and bulbs. I really like it as it was a breeze to decorate and will be just as easy to put away. I love the simplicity of it!
Annual gingerbread house construction.
And what is sweeter than pudgy little babies in festive fleece pajamas?! :-)