December 3, 2008

Decking the Halls

Posted in decorating, special occasions tagged , , at 10:53 am by allisonwonder

Well, we lost our internet connection for two days. How inconvenient.

It was a productive few days, anyway-AJ was off work, so he had two little guys hanging off of him whenever they were awake. No complaints from me- I get them all the time, anyway, and it freed me up to get other stuff done. Stuff like laundry… dishes… sweeping and vacuuming*… blah, blah, blah. We all went grocery shopping on Monday evening. It was ridiculously expensive, but our new fridge is a bit fuller than it was.

I also got some Christmas decorating done, though not without significant help from my little elves. I set up this less-than-attractive barrier to keep Isaac away from the tree:


I had been seriously considering not putting a tree up this year, both because of Isaac’s insatiable desire to touch and/or chew on everything he’s not supposed to have, and because we’re leaving for Florida on the 18th, and won’t be here Christmas day, anyway. That just felt too Scroogey, though, so up went the Great Red Fence.


Two hours later:


Yeeeeeah… he’s nothing if not determined. I’ve doubled the height of the wall and added duct tape; we’ll see how long it takes for him to knock that one over.

The nativity scene also went up- most of it, anyway. One of the wise men met with an unfortunate accident during storage or the move, so we’re gonna need some Krazy Glue or something for this poor guy:


This all left me with a fine mess to clean up, but I don’t mind. It’s so nice to pull out the decorations every year- and even nicer to have room to put them all out! No more Christmas trees wedged into the kitchen or our bedroom. Hooray!  🙂


*We have exactly one rug in this house, but it needs to be vacuumed every day, if not more often. Cats, kids and crumbs are a deadly combination.


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