Sunday, November 29, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree...

The kids woke us up bright and early the morning after Thanksgiving for our traditional "Set up the Christmas Tree" day. Bob and I were not very cooperative and tried to sleep in, but they persevered and were able to drag all the boxes of Christmas decorations up from the basement all by themselves. Unfortunately the Christmas tree itself was to heavy for them so they had to keep coming and poking at Bob until they finally got him out of bed to bring it up for them! After Bob brought up the tree they managed to put the whole thing together except for the top two rows of branches! I helped them with those and put on the lights and the angel at the top and they decorated the rest of the tree. I think having the kids do most of the work is definitely the way to go! Now if only they would be this eager when it's time to take everything back down...
Saturday we made our annual trek to a tree farm where you can find the tree you want and cut it down yourself. We picked out this tree for us and another tree for Bob's dad who decided that he wanted to spend Thanksgiving weekend in the hospital instead. Silly Grandpa!
Yay for big, strong husbands who can single-handedly cut down and haul away two trees all by himself while the rest of us followed behind and cheered him on. Someone had to take the picture, right!
It was tricky trying to close the car doors so we could go home!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Trick or Treat!

We had some happy haunters at our house this year. Maddie was a lovely renaissance princess in red and gold. Jeni was a fifties girl although she had a hard time remembering what decade her costume was from. 50's or 80's? Whatever it was she was cute and loved having a pink costume.
Nathan was a dragon again and loved to growl at anyone he could.
Gracie was a leopard this year and it looks like she is trying to take a bite out of my leg in this picture. Watch out for her!
I saved my leg by finding some chocolate for my ferocious feline! That is the preferred food of this little cat!
Happy Halloween!