Happy Belated Holidays....or something

Wow it's been so long since I blogged and I'm in the same boat as some of you, putting up Christmas pictures waaaayyy too late, but it's better than not.

Right now Ethan is sitting on the floor obsessed with a pair of pants. He flings them, plays peek-a-boo, bites them, tosses them....the pants have all of his attention and he's happy. It's so fun to watch his curiosity.

Here are some pictures Christmas preparations, I know I know, it's worse than putting up pictures of Christmas day, but atleast the Grandma's will like em! :)

Samuel prepared and taught his first lesson for deacon's quorum at church. He prepared well and rehearsed it in front of us and it sounded great.

We have some great friends in the ward who love real trees for Christmas, but this year their 18 month old did a Superman for the middle of the tree and "Took er down!!", so Shauna told her husband he had to get rid of it, much to his chagrin. He loves Douglas Firs! But they brought it over and cut it down to size for our little living room. Here Shaun is with the chain saw in our driveway.

It was the most gorgeous tree I've ever had. So full and glorious! It took up a fourth of our living room and smelled so good!

We spent FHE trimming it with all of the new decorations I got from Hobby Lobby. So exciting!

I love the glow of Christmas lights!

You can see the homemade stockings hanging from our bookcase. Oh and yes, that is the t-shirt from girls camp when I was in high school. Crazy memories.

Here's Ethan helping out! Luckily Ethan didn't like the feel of the pokey needles so he didn't mess with the tree really. All of the ornaments we got were plastic so he could play with them all he wanted. It was great.

Samuel's friends Julio came over to help trim the tree. They were very helpful.

Ethan loved getting the ornaments out.

Here is my love. All of his 6 foot goodness came in handy as we got to the top.

But in the end I had to adjust a few things. Yes, our ceiling is that low.

Daniel braved the roof to put up the outside lights. I manually popped the non-working Jimmy into neutral and we pushed it into place under the edge of the roof. I made Daniel wear his bike helmet as a safety precaution.

Our house isn't that big and we had just enough lights!

We got up the icicle lights...

And the color lights...

And I loved it!

Samuel and I wrapped presents for Daniel one night.

I loved putting everyone to bed and seeing the glow of the Christmas lights as I locked down the house at night. We used a timer so we didn't have to worry about shutting them on and off.

And here's the final product!!


Hendrickson Family said...

ok the bike helmet is cracking me up right now. looks like u guys have fun together.

Landon and Kylie said...

I had to laugh at the bike helmet...I wonder if that really would have saved him? Glad your holidays were fun!