Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas Tree Decorating

Hello and happy almost-New Year!

We hope everyone had a great Christmas last week and is getting ready to have a fun night tonight. Our Christmas was wonderful even though it involved a little more vomit than I would have liked ('cause everyone likes a little vomit, amirite?? Ok.). I ended up catching the stomach bug that Patrick and Angie had and spent the night before Christmas Eve pretty sick. Luckily, I was able to rest all Christmas Eve and Christmas day went off without a hitch. I even felt well enough Christmas night to eat the great dinner Grandma and Grandpa Flowers cooked for everyone. We're still getting all the pictures together from the day's festivities but we'll put those here as soon as we have them.

Our dilemma right now is what to do when we have to get rid of the tree - Patrick LOVES it. He un-decorates and re-decorates the bottom half of it at least once a day. And he has to show everyone who comes in the house how the lights plug in to make it pretty. Which usually means he looks at me and says "Daddy, plug it!" then once I've 'plugged it' he says "Preeeeettty." I've posted a video below of him decorating it when we first put it up. He didn't really like to hang the ornaments on the branches so much as just shove the ornaments into the tree. He also likes to put just about everything in the tree as an "ornament." Over the last few weeks we've found random Christmas decorations, books, the TV remote, his toys and more in the tree.

The last part of this video is a segment we like to call "How Not To Parent" in which we miserably fail at disciplining Patrick for throwing a couple ornaments (he was apparently bored after an hour of decorating) by laughing at his ridiculous faces, head movements and goofy walking. Enjoy :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful memory you have captured.PJ