It’s that time of the year again. You guessed it this another Christmas decorating post (sorry if you have read more than a few recently). But please know I had put the actual decorating off for over a week now for more than a few reasons.
First and foremost, I have been a bit of a Grinch I suppose worrying that my girls would touch and break everything (more Lily than Emma that is going through a phase of needing to not just look, but grab and break everything she does put her hands on).The Grinch or (Me)!!
The second reason was because we were in the midst of painting the girls’ room and our own as well, which has been nothing short of a mess. And let’s not forget the third reason, that Kevin finally got his 60” LED TV, which finally was available for pickup on Friday. Saturday, he decided to put a new entertainment center for our bedroom together to put the 42” TV from the living room into our bedroom. So from around 3:30 to almost 9:30 (with an intermission for dinner and dessert for us and my in-laws that came for dinner) my house was overrun from the TV hubbub (please don’t ask what time my kids actually went to bed that night, because I don’t want to alarm anyone!).
Emma, for days, has been asking (more like begging) for us to put our decorations up. So, once my morning chores were done we went through some more of the girls books and toys (more donating, because toys just seem to multiply around these parts). Finally after about two hours of this and getting lunch into the girls, we took down our Christmas decorations to jumpstart the 2012 Christmas season finally here here and joinng Gingerbread the Elf, too.
Kevin put the tree up (it is pre-lit) and had the girls help him (as Emma put it), ‘fluff’ the branches. Once that was done, I had to get new batteries for our Mickey and Minnie Tree topper, who were then placed atop the tree. The next step was the red bows, which got interrupted by the girls wanting to put all the Disney, Princess and family related ornaments on the tree. We got the tree done in record time, believe it or not with our little helpers. Only one ornament got broken and is gluing as we speak. Emma accidentally broke Kevin’s “Walle” ornament. The girls were truly ecstatic and even though our decorations are nothing fancy, they felt like they had won the lotto.Here Is How My Heart Felt After Decorating with My Girls..
I will add this that the Christmas I was first pregnant with Emma, I went to Hallmark and The Disney Store to make sure to buy all the Mickey, Minnie and friends decorations (including a personalized Mickey/Minnie Wreath, Tree Skirt and Tree Topper), plus Princess ornaments, too. Our tree is very kids oriented and fortunate for us they love all the characters that I had originally picked it. I also bought Christmas stuffed animals of many of these characters, which both girls fell in love with as soon took them out of their boxes. I remember being so excited when I purchased them and pictured our kids someday loving these decorations as much as I did (I wasn’t always a holiday Grinch). I guess those purchases paid off, because the girls love our tree and decorations.
So without further ado, please enjoy the photos of our newly decorated house for the Christmas holiday. And I will admit the grinch in me has left the building, because as I typed this was actually sitting admiring and in love with my lit and decorated Christmas tree. Amazing how two little girls have melted away my Grinchiness and left me all warm and fuzzy inside now!!
PS. Don’t ask me how I felt when they almost knocked the tree over later horsing around by it. Needless to say the Grinch resurfaced ever so slightly!!
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