Sunday, November 29, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

Thanksgiving came and went and we're now into Christmas!

We put the punkins in their pajamas.....

And decorated the tree Friday night. It was chaotic as expected.

I love this sugar candy garland......very child-like and sparkly.

Lots of direction from the little ones.

This might surprise you, but Jack found his train ornaments from last year and lost focus.

This one reminds me of how little he still is.....and that makes me happy.

Carter has always topped the tree and is still doing it for us. Even at 9 years old and 84 pounds!

Jack paid no attention to the tree topping and instead started hauling other ornaments with his train engine. Priorities.

Lainey saw Carter and wanted to help "up high", too.

Found lots of fun stuff from over the years.....including these foam antlers from the Fort Worth Lights of our old favorites.

In all of our houses, we've managed to have a tree in the front window and this year is no different. I love that....the warm glow from our happy home for others to see.

And, if you squint.....and ignore the top portion absent of lights....and pay no attention to the ornament's almost pretty.

From the inside, though, it's a whole different story. Might be our ugliest yet. Overloaded with ornaments, several strung on each branch....clusters of design by small children.

Just the way I like it.


Jodee said...

The kids look adorable in their matching PJs. My kids had those last year!

Our tree looks the same way -- it's not the prettiest thing but the kids had sooo much fun decorating it!

Hope you have a great week!

SASS said...

Precious! I love the smell of the storage boxes that house all the holiday decor over the year. Pulling it out and smelling the holidays is my favorite part!
Love the picture of Carter on Blake's shoulders. Two handsome studs!

The Jones Family said...

It's all perfect!

The Rand's said...

It does look pretty! Love decorating the tree with the girls and looking at all the ornaments and the memories they each bring. Love this time of year!!

Sara said...

I can't wait til my tree is filled with homemade ornaments. My parents still decorate their tree with all of our old homemade ornaments and I love it. Brings back so many memories!!
Cute pj pictures of all the kiddos!!

Jennifer said...

Aren't the trees with meaningful ornaments the best?? I think it looks great!

P.S. The matching pj's {and kiddos wearing them} are adorable!

Allyson and Dave said... can never have too many ornaments.

Tammy said...

my tree is just as mismatched. my mom and dads' tree always was, too, so that's what I'm used to. One day, I may have a pretty tree, too, but for now, it's great the way it is! Also, our tree was bought when had a bigger house with vaulted ceilings, so it takes up half the room. Oh, well, cozy, right? I love your recap of putting up the tree. I think I'm inspired to do my post on our tree. Have a good week!

The Luis Family said...

It's beautiful!

The kids make the Christmas season so much more fun and magical!

Coco said...

Love the jammies.

The tree is gorgeous. With your crazy kid's unique touch.

Good job, momma!

Dee Stephens said...

Love the tree! So fun for the kids! and love that your hubby gets involved with the kids!
Thanks again for helping me with my code!(i sent you an email)

If the shoe FITZ said...

Awesome! Love the pj's!

I am sad that we will not be decorating a tree this year....

I might get a small one so I can say we had one for Liam's 1st Christmas

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

They look so cute decorating the tree in their pajamas.

Anonymous said...

what a beautiful tree and time with your family. i'm loving the matching pj's. we do it too...even before we had kids i'd buy the husband and I coordinating pj's for Christmas.

Cate O'Malley said...

Love seeing Christmas trees from the outside looking in, love the glow. We started decorating a bit this weekend, earliest we've ever started ... all the better to enjoy it longer!

Merry Mack said...

Those matching PJs are too much fun! Love it. I also love sugar candy garland. Can you have too many ornaments? I think not.

The Lenzers said...

looks like the perfect family tree!!! And where did you find that garland??