Friday, November 26, 2010

Poor Christmas Tree...

Does it get any better than this? I could have watched them all day!

This year is a bit more interesting.
Chunky Monkey can say, "tree" this year so she is really excited about the lights and the tree....BUT, Evil Monkus has not yet grasped the concept that we put the ornaments on the tree and then leave it alone.
She managed to break a couple of ornaments...including ripping the legs off the poor reindeer below...which forced me to do immediate reattachment surgery.
She is worse than the cats and I just don't know if our tree will make it through to Christmas this year.
Regardless of it all, I am just amazed to see her so excited this year.
She is noticing the lights on houses and wreaths and even points to the inflatables...she is just noticing more this year and it is so wonderful to watch her excitement!

Speaking of exhausted after Thanksgiving.
Chris and I took Julien and my niece out for their first Black Friday shopping experience (I have no clue how I managed it).
It all started because Chris and I wanted to go out for a little while...just to have a little time together.
Once Julien discovered what we were doing and discovered that he actually had a good amount of birthday money, he decided that he wanted to go with us.
My niece found out Julien was going and wanted to go as well.
It turned out to be a really fun night!
After my trip to AFC to see a physician that holds a medical degree from a Cracker Jack Box, we headed out at 9:30 p.m.
It was a rainy and cold night, but we had the best time and finally made it back home at
4:00 a.m.
We didn't buy much at was all about the experience.
Julien and my niece both said they want to go again next year and I'm looking forward to it!
So...every few minutes while decorating the tree, Julien would do his best to "rest his eyes".

We are still trying to put up some sort of Christmas decorations.
Chris took a spur of the moment trip out of town and unfortunately, the Christmas boxes don't get themselves down out of the attic, which means that we have absolutely nothing finished.
At least we have a lighted tree with broken ornaments and each other.
I realize that is more than some have right now.
We are thankful for all we have.


jennohara said...

I`m glad she`s so excited about it all this year!! This will make it just THAT much more fun for everyone else, too!