The annual decorating of the tree event was fabulous. This year we are mixing things up a bit. Last year I put the tree in the front room, but to be honest, I missed having the fireplace and a couch to sit on. So, this year, I put the tree back into the family room. I just moved it to another spot. I think that I love it here.
I have always wanted to have a mantle piece full of candles. This year I figured out how to do it. It looks really nice in person. The stockings are also a new addition. I needed to make new stocking, but when I saw these ones at a local store, for an unheard of price I snatched them up. We are ready to get our holly jolly on!
I was so impressed and pleased to see that the kiddos all worked together to decorate the tree. This year I didn’t put a single ornament on the tree. They did it all themselves. I am missing a box of ornaments, the nice ones, so the tree looks like I purchased the whole thing at Dollar Tree. Oh well. I guess that my project this week should be to clean out the storage room.
I think that my favorite part this year was watching the kiddos take the ornaments out of the box and talk about each one. They talked about the memories behind each one and where each one came from. When they didn’t know where they came from, they made it up. Yes, that is how they roll.