Decorating for Christmas has been quite an adventure this year. Two sleepy parents, a brand new baby, and two stressed out dogs make for a strange combination. Add a room full of boxes filled with Christmas decorations (most of which are in some state of unpacking) and it looks like a Christmas tornado has swept through and strewn things all about the house. Not to mention the “baby stuff” tornado that swept through the house a couple of weeks ago – we still don’t have that straightened up! Our house could currently be declared a “Christmas decoration / baby stuff disaster area”.
But we are on the downhill side of the decorating. Most of the things are out of the boxes and in the designated place and we should have no problem getting the rest of it done today. But there is another big task on the horizon! We are going to attempt to put up one of the trees today!!! Not the monumental 12 foot tall 6 foot across tree – that took a full weekend before we had Mike! We are going to attempt the skinny 6 foot pre-lit tree that normally goes up in less than 2 hours. If all goes well, we have a couple more 6 foot trees we would like to put up – including one for Mike’s room!
And it may sound like all of this decorating is a big hassle. After all, Mike needs feeding/changing and mom & dad need a couple of naps during the day. But believe us – a hassle it is not! It may be taking longer than normal and we apologize in advance to Dad and Andrea – the house may still be a mess when you get here tomorrow. But we are having a lot of fun doing it! And Mike is only going to have one “1st Christmas”. It sure wouldn’t be much of one without decorations!
And speaking of decorations – there is one particular one that we dig out every year. Debbie gave us a head band with antlers on it several years ago. Every year, there is a picture of us wearing that headband while we are decorating. This year we couldn’t resist. When we opened up the box with the head band in it, we put it on Mike! He was so cute laying in his bouncy seat with the antlers on his head!