I have to say, it is very difficult to get anything done with a 7-week old, let alone hang anything delicate or which requires hooks, lighting, electricity, or live branches.
Thank God for my mom who is willing to drive 3.5 hours anytime to see her granddaughter or my Christmas decorations would consist only of the boxes of Christmas decorations scattered around our house.
I was asked, when complaining about how much work it was to put them up, why I would even bother- after all, I have a new baby, and who is coming to my house to see the decorations anyway??
BUT, I LOVE CHRISTMAS and NEED my decorations, so to me, it was worth it :)
Saturday was the last step in decorating our house: we needed a tree!
We told MiniM.E. we were going to get a tree and she was so excited that we managed to snap a few good photos of some excitable smiles (or maybe I was just making really stupid faces and talking in a ridiculously high-pitched, sing-song voice... you'll never know...).
Sleeping doesn't last very long anymore, so after a few minutes we were ready to head out.
We decided on Ellm's Farm for our Christmas tree this year because you got to choose and cut your own. They had trolley rides out to the farm and hot cocoa and cider and donuts and most importantly, reindeer!!
It was everything it promised to be, with the exception of the reindeer. Turns out they were no longer living. SO SAD!!! Especially because I wanted a picture of MiniM.E. riding on one. But I guess they probably would have allowed that anyway... sounds like a law suit waiting to happen.
It was a very Christmassy great time.
We found our tree and Bob cut it down
We tied it to the car
And enjoyed some hot cocoa, all while MiniM.E. slept, even through the photo op at this um, awesome? train with a hole cut-out for faces...
Yesterday, MiniM.E. put the first two ornaments on the tree!
Alright... fussy baby- must go!!