Thursday, December 3, 2009

PSF and decorating the tree

One of my favorite activities has always been to decorate the Christmas tree.

(For the record, I have always hated un-decorating it.)

Early on in our marriage, Alex and I started the tradition of watching the best Christmas movie ever while decorating.

A few years ago, due to a little boy (and now a girl too) who likes to repeat things, we opt to wait until bedtime before turning on the movie.

This year, however, we decorated so fast that we wouldn't have time to get past the first few scenes anyway.

Why is that?!

Because we only had to decorate the top half of the tree, of course!

We put a few child-friendly (read: non-breakable, non-chokable, non-flushable) ornaments on the bottom.

Which were quickly removed by a certain someone with sticky fingers (literally and figuratively).


Fully or partially decorated, we still think it's a beautiful tree!





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26 comments:

Brandi said...

The tree looks great! (he, he). Fortunately, my little one is NOT interested in the tree at all. Whew. However, half of the candy canes have gone missing from the tree... the bottom half. :)

Bren said...

I just went out and bought all new non-breakable ornaments along with ribbon to string through the holes to hang them up. I have ALWAYS been afraid of ornament hooks and now with 2 cats and a 2 year old - the fear keeps me awake at night!

I am actually adding ornaments a few at a time hoping Maggie doesn't notice!!

Jen said...

That is a beautiful tree and I am sure that we will be decorating our tree the same way.

{Kimber} said...

beautiful tree!!!!

Kmama said...

Ha ha ha. Ours looks remarkably similar! LOL

I love the red chair/couch!!

Momisodes said...

What a gorgeous tree! I can hardly wait to get one for our house to decorate too.

This will be our second year we will be putting ornaments at the bottom of the tree :)

Erin said...

That is too funny . . Good idea staying away from the breakable, choke able flush-able items :)

Krystyn said...

Your tree looks great. You'll see, we don't even have a tree up!

Carrie said...

Best movie ever, true! We laugh every time...and now we think one of our cats may end up like the cat in the movie..haha! It is a beautiful tree and I love when the kids help decorate! Cute pictures! So fun!

Foursons said...

The tree IS beautiful! And what movie are you talking about? I think I missed something.

Kelli said...

Your tree is lovely. We put the lights on ours but we still need to put on the ornaments. I haven't seen that movie in years...I may have to catch up this year.

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh I remember those days. He is so cute. What great helpers you have. Wait for a few years and they will all help so much the tree will be fully decorated in 5.5 minutes. I think my kids thought it was a race to see who could put the most ornaments on. LOL
cute tree!

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Gotta love the little helpers. :) The tree looks great!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

We watched part of Christmas Vacation last night after the kids went to bed and we were laughing the whole time...best Christmas movie ever! I love Charlie little outfit too! I am SUPER worried about what Eli is going to do to our tree. We are going to get it on Saturday and I am wondering if it will even make it through the weekend without being pulled or knocked over!

Pam Emmons said...

Our tree always looks very similar...

Summer said...

Aww...the tree looks fab! I'm with you on NOT enjoying the un-decorating part.. :( Bummer....

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Your tree looks fabulous! And, those little kids are special gifts!

Mrs. NB

Pam said...

Looks great.

DaBudges said...

SO CUTE! My youngest will be 17 months next December...so I'm looking forward to having my own half-naked tree. thanks for sharing!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Been there done that! Actually since I'll still sitting little kids, we still have that problem! Not sure where to put the tree this year as I don't really want to be redecorating every day!
Your tree looks great! and memories your kids will have of decorating each year will be priceless!

Emmy said...

Fun pictures!
Yes this is the first year in a while that we have been able to decorate the entire tree. Several years of top half only.

Angie S said...

I have a little 'sticky fingers guy' here too. Luckily he doesn't mess with the tree. He walks over to it and puts his arms behind his back. He is a goof!!

Lauren said...

I have literally threatened both my girls within an inch of their lives if they touch the tree. So far John hasn't noticed it.

Alex said...

It's a very beautiful Christmas tree!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Whew! I am little behind on commenting. What a beautiful tree! I know what you mean - the girls have broken 3 ornaments so far but Abby says that she JUST can not help herself!

heidi said...

It is LOVELY! But not as perfect as Charlies stripes! I heart them, muchly!

B is one of the big reasons we don't have a tree up yet. I dunnohow many times I can chase that kid down and get him OUT pf the tree. This past week he managed to break the bottom part of THREE Of his top teeth out, bruise his hip, plant his teeth through his lip, smack his head and puncture his hand all in ONE FLIPPING DAY. God save the queen? I think not. God save ME!