I'm not sure where the time goes, but it seems like I just posted about putting up the Christmas tree!
I guess it really was a year ago, but this time, Jamie was home to help.
He does so much better putting lights on the tree than I do!
Jenna didn't seem to remember a whole lot about decorating.
This year she helped fluff the branches.
Charlie helped, too, but didn't like how itchy and scratchy the branches were on his hands.
The bigger boys arranged the branches on the tree...
and Laura supervised.
Then all the lights needed to be checked. Amarin eventually took over this job on his own and checked every string of lights he could find, and adjusted bulbs as needed.
Hanging the lights must require a lot of hands.
The favorite part...decorations! The kids love finding their favorites. We try to hang the breakables up high where Laura can't reach them, but she keeps getting taller!
Amarin helped Laura hang a stuffed Santa ornament. I think she thought it was an invitation to play with all of the ornaments!
Time to read all of the Christmas books that have been tucked away all year.
And time to start watching Christmas movies that have been tucked away all year, too.
As for the Santa hats...they're worn every day now...even to the grocery stores.