Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas - Oh yes we did!

This is what our weekend consisted of: Decorating for Christmas!  I know, I know it gets earlier and earlier every year.  We pulled it all out last weekend, Oct 31st to be exact.  The reason?  A certain 4 yr old named Dominic.  Yes, that's right - between working full time, being wife and mommy, it takes me this long.  We even have Frosty the Snowman blowup set up in the backyard because Dominic was so excited but he does not understand we can't put him in the front yet!

  We have a beautiful 9 ft pre-lit tree.  Well, last year some lights started to burn out and this year even more were burnt out.  That being said, my frustration level hit the roof and I decided to pull every light off and re-string with my own lights.  Yea, that was fun and took me a full week to do!  Can you say waste of time? ugh!!!

Here is what my dining room looks like with everything strewn about....and touched and pulled and touched and pulled again, by that same little 4 yr old......ha!

Here is a view of the foyer and you can clearly see the over lapping of the Fall decorations but the tree is set up in the back.  I just had not had the time to put away the Fall before this picture....just keepin it real.

Oh and look at that Happy Halloween sign still on the official candy table....minus the candy that went bye-bye.

And here's a fun one for you.  This is Dominic's own little tree.  He was so excited to get it out and decorate it, which we did, then he told me it "fell over" and the decorations fell off.  Really? I can't even find the energy to finish Christmas decorations much less RE-DO some that you decided to mess with. So unless your dad wants to help you put it back together, I have no problems looking at it just like this.  I exhaust too much energy in cleaning up around here all the time!

My little guy looking out the back window at Frosty the Snowman Saturday morning.  What I really wanted to capture here was the "twirling" of his hair.  He started this when he was very young laying down in my arms drinking his bottle.  He found his hair that day and realized it was soothing for him and he still does it and I just think it is precious.

He is drinking from a sippy cup because he usually lays in our bed plus weekend treats are Chocolate Milk.  I have enough to clean up that there is no way you are walking or laying in my house with an open cup....no way Jose.  Of course at the table or outside he drinks from open cups.  I can clean up spills on tile in a jiffy!

The finished tree and mantle, still tons more to do though....

OH Look, Daddy did come to the rescue on D's little tree!

First year to put my village within reach of any minor and it has been re-arranged already...

Love love love the holidays!


  1. Girl, I am exhausted just reading about decorating for Christmas!! Love the blog updates. We need to get together soon. Maybe we can meet for lunch. I am not far from Clay Rd.

  2. Sounds good! Where is your office?