Monday, November 30, 2015

'tis the season to be jolly

Our halls are decked!
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This year, after Luke hauled up the boxes and set up the trees, he left me and the kids to our own devices. Our big tree is definitely a little bit bottom-heavy because the kids worked faster than me and I was left with very few ornaments to put on top :) But can I just say that our tree is looking very lovely, especially against our new wood floors? Because it is :)

I am so sad to say, though, that 3 ornaments were harmed in the making of the tree. Two by Will and one by....ME! The two broken by Will were store-bought so I don't even care. The one broken by me, however, was the snowman handprint I made for Will last year. I never blogged about it, but it's similar to this one that I made for Anna. *insert all the sad emojis*
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^^"Nobody move!!"^^

As for the kids' tree, as soon as they saw it, they started putting those leftover Pokémon ring toppers from Will's birthday on the tree. I knew immediately that we should have a theme for this year kids' tree and the theme should be Pokémon!! So on Sunday morning, I gathered all the supplies (I had everything so $0 was spent) and got to work immediately to make some Poké Ball ornaments. It turned out to be a messy project. Took forever! So, so many flaws too, but from far away, at just the right angle, they ain't half bad.
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^^Love our kids' tree tradition.^^

So the trees are up, the stockings are hung, and soon the countdown will start. I am feeling excited for another holiday season...may it be merry & bright.

5 comments:

  1. Sorry about you losing an heirloom ornament. :(

    Goodness.. a tree up and decorated already. I've only begun to maybe, perhaps, kind of, sort of think about it... ;)

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    1. We like to get them up early and take them down immediately after Christmas!

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  2. sorry about the broken ornament..
    the tree looks beautiful and those smiling kiddos are so precious.

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  3. Oh no, sorry to hear about the handprint ornament :(
    the kids' tree ornaments turned out nice. I love kids' trees, so cute!

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    1. I love homemade ornaments, even if they are imperfect.

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