Normally we put up and decorate our Christmas tree on Thanksgiving (or a few weeks before like last year!). This year, I decided that our 7.5 foot tree that fit perfectly in our house in Colorado looked short and sad in our house here in NC. So we HAD to get a new tree and I waited too long to order it so it wasn't here in time for Thanksgiving. Oops!!
The tree arrived a few days after Thanksgiving and I immediately set it up! What a difference an extra foot makes!! Our new tree looks so much happier and festive!! So once the tree was all set up, Grandma (who was still in town!) and I got the kids all dressed in their Christmas jammies and we set to work decorating the tree.
Trying to get a good picture is hard when two of the four make funny faces AND have a horrible cold!
Opening this year's ornaments from Grandma & Grandpa
It was definitely entertaining decorating the tree this year as it was the first year that Ben and Lexie helped for more than 5 minutes! While I was unwrapping ornaments and Grandma was taking pictures, the kids put most of the ornaments on the bottom half of the tree and most were hung 2 or 3 to a branch. (There was some rearranging of ornaments after everyone went to bed!)
Look! We do love each other!!
Much better group shots
The finished tree!!