Friday, December 23, 2011

Finally Decorated

Well after another hectic week, the kids finally put the ornaments on the tree this week! I hope we can figure out something that works out earlier next year, honestly. However, it's up, with ornaments and lights and the kids are happy. 

Watching Lily's face every. single. time. the lights are turned on is totally worth it. She's enamored and in awe each time! I love it.

So far only one ornament has been pulled off and it's non-breakable, so that's a win!

One thing I really love is that Andrew and Reagan are happy to put all the ornaments on (with a little guidance of breakables) and we have this smorgasboard of memories on our trees.

Nothing matchy matchy.

Just history. 

We still put many of mine and Andrew's ornaments before we met George and Reagan and many of theirs before us. And then of course, ornaments we've collected during our life together. It's a perfect representation of all of us. 

We upgraded to colored LED lights this year that are bigger and we all really like them. I wasn't so sure about them because I tend to stick with not changing what works and I really love traditional colored lights. If I could get away with it, I'd have those big colored bulbs from when we were kids on the tree!  But, the LED bulbs are pretty and adding in purple makes for something new that I think is pretty too.

Lily woke up from her afternoon nap crankypants, so she wasn't as thrilled about the decorating as we'd hoped, but still managed to participate.

Trying to capture pictures of the 3 of them together with an on-the-go, mind of her own toddler has become increasingly difficult. At least Reag's a good sport! Andrew too. hahaha!


  1. Great pics!! I love the one of Lily hanging upside down!! And the last one of the three of them is awesome. Our tree is the same - a hodge podge of memories and specialness. I wouldn't have it any other way.

  2. LOL 3 kids looking at the camera, all smiling is practically impossible!

    You did a good job getting some memorable ones. The last one is great!

    Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!

  3. Awesome pictures! The decorations look great. I love the picture of him holding his sister- priceless. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!