And this is how our evening started. I had started off the evening with, in my opinion, a great dinner. We had the house decorated and A Frank Sinatra Christmas playing in the background. However, it was 7:00 pm and that is when Toad checks out.
Nena is always the most excited about decorating the tree. Notice her matching PJ’s and socks. She was bound and determined to get the most ornaments on the tree. She would have preferred if we all left the room and let her do this by herself.
Don’t let this picture fool you. I took it because the boys look like they are working together. Only seconds after this picture was shot Toad turned around and kicked Bear and then threw a glass ornament across the room.
From that point on, he was restricted to only the cheap plastic ornaments. He didn’t care… as long as they were balls. He was obsessed with the balls.
She made sure that she divvied up the ornaments according to whose name was on them. If there was no name, she claimed it.
Bear turned around and pushed Toad over because he was touching an ornament with his picture on it. However, doesn’t this picture look so serene, picturesque and loving. Nope. It wasn’t.
I love the matching PJ’s here. Also, note the spagetti sauce on his cheeks!
Toad’s final conquest before he bowed out for the evening.
Nena was actually rather helpful. She was so zoned into the tree that she was completely oblivious to the brother bickering going on behind her. She loved it.
This is how we ended the evening. Toad was quickly wisked off to bed and the older two were left to finish it up. The tree actually looks really pretty in person. Although the evening was a bit of a mellow drama with all three kids up past their bedtimes, we had a great time. Such fun, exhausting memories.