Even with thinking about Christmas 2 months early, it still sort of feels like it snuck up on us. We were too busy and/or lazy to get a Christmas tree until yesterday and it looked as it it was almost going to be a lost cause. But then we found one, and I think it's the best one we've had yet.
Zoey scoping out the tree. She was just a few months old last Christmas so she's really ready to party this year.
About to get started.
(Sidebar: those are ASU socks I'm wearing. :-))
Telling me something truly awesome.
Helping Daddy with the lights.
Helping Daddy with the lights while eating waffle.
Our Christmas trees are still "new" in that we have yet to completely decorate them with homemade/sentimental ornaments. But we do have a few that hold special meaning:
Even though we don't have ones made with dried pasty and spray-paint (yet!), all of our tree ornaments are special because we went out and bought them specifically for us. We bought the tree, the lights, the ribbon, and ornaments to make it specifically ours so, in that way, our trees are very sentimental.
Zoey and I and our handiwork. Her contribution included dancing around to Christmas music with ornaments in her hands.
We didn't want to, but we had to go shopping yesterday. Shit, I had to even today. Unfortunately, you still need to buy household items during the holiday season, and we needed a few other gifts. It was relatively painless, but still completely ridiculous. We thought it would be no problem to do Christmas shopping with Zoey. We were sort-of wrong, and wound up giving her something we might have otherwise wrapped because she saw it and wanted it and it was too big to cover with something else. And yes, ok, we're complete suckers and she has us wrapped around her little finger:
That's Brobee from Yo Gabba Gabba (if you haven't seen it on Nick Jr., or the traveling tours they do, you might catch it being made fun of on The Soup). She spotted him in the store, gave a huge smile, chanted his name and refused to let him go in the cart. Our hands were tied, what could we do? Once home, she showed him all about eating waffles.
Before we got started decorating, we put on our new Christmas pj's and had some waffle, or "fooffle."
I did have to go out shopping today, I ran out of wrapping paper. I also really wanted some egg nog (to go with the rum and Irish Creme Jacob bought me) and it was surprisingly difficult to find. I also needed more baking supplies so I can crank out some more cookie men. Wal-Mart was pretty much what you would expect but thankfully it was the only place I wound up having to go.
Now, the rum is in the nog, the ham in the oven, presents under the tree, and 24-hours of A Christmas Story in the waiting. Merry Christmas eve!!