UnDomestic

Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Last night we finally decorated the tree.

But it was not without a little interest and charm.


When Ella woke up in the morning and saw the tree all lit, ready for the ornaments, she said, "Christmas!" in the sweetest little voice. But when it came to actually decorating it, she was tired of trying to hang the ornaments on the tree properly with the hooks. So she would just lay them on the branches and run back for more. After about 15 minutes she was done, and wanted to do nothing but watch a movie.


Max thought it looked best if he had 4 ornamets in the same spot.



Cameron's goal was to get the ornaments as high as he could. The tree is 12 feet high, and he really wanted to get some at the top. This caused way too much nervousness on my part.



In addition, a string of lights died on me (which caused 4 other stings attached ot it to go off as well). I had spent hours, and I'm not exaggerating, getting those lights on the tree. There are at LEAST 2000 lights up there. Luckily I was able to find the defective lights and replace them, getting the tree lit properly again.

The star kept toppling over, so our tree is topless.
Melvin had to break out the vacuum, as a couple ornaments bit the dust!

Some of the ornaments still need some adjusting, and I need to do some more trimming with some ribbon, in addition to finding a new star topper, but overall, I think it still looks pretty good.

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5 Comments:

At 10:40 PM, Blogger Shannon said...

It looks beautiful!!

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger Maddy said...

The tree is glorious but the kids are little stars.
Cheers
Something peculiar has happened to blogger comments so just for now, this is my calling card "Whittereronautism"so we can find each other.

 
At 6:07 AM, Blogger Fantastic Four said...

It looks great! We have not ventured to the tree yet- I am concerned that I will be spending my entire day chasing Felicity away from the tree! I will wait until the last moment, if I can with all the begging!
Traci

 
At 11:05 AM, Blogger wiferhood said...

Those lights are a mess when one of the blows out. There is supposed to be a "main bulb" but that is a joke.

Great job on the tree!

 
At 8:01 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

I just *LOVE* the Christmas trees you can fit into your home, Cari!! We stick to the under 4ft variety for the time being. Now I just have to cross my fingers in hopes of Calvin not getting any ideas when we bring that fresh fir in from the outdoors. **LORD HELP US**

 

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