I've been somewhat less than in the Christmas spirit so far. I've finally got the shopping done (hooray!) and today I broke down and re-thought our Christmas tree plan. Originally, I had set up our fake tree in the pack-n-play like last year. But after seeing Jillian do so well with the Christmas tree where we babysit, and watching her have so much fun playing with the ornaments, I broke down and took a trip to Walmart. I picked up a few packs of shatter-proof ornaments and a roll of silver cord to loop through them so I didn't have to use those metal hooks. During naptime, I tied many a loop onto the new ornaments and a selection of our "classic" ornaments that are not breakable. I broke down the pack-n-play for the first time since setting it up before Jillian was born. I set the tree out on the floor and got to decorating.
When Jillian got up, she had tons of fun discovering it and our Nativity (also not breakable). Then I played some Christmas music and she sang along.
I was even lucky enough to snag a video of her singing; she's signing along with a CD, so turn it up!
8 years ago