Tuesday, December 8, 2009

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!

Last night we decided to go cut down our very own christmas tree! This was our first ever time doing it and it was so much fun! It looks dark in the pics and true, it was GETTING dark by the time we made it out there, but it wasn't as dark as the pics make it look. We were just going to go this weekend cause we'd have more time and it would be daylight but then we'd only be able to enjoy it for a week before having to leave for christmas so we decided to just suck it up and go get the tree after adam got home from work.

From outdoors, to our living room:

We thought that this year it would be fun (and cost effective!) to string our own garland (as you can see). It was a little more time consuming than we thought it would be and i ended up stringing 4 of the 5 strings but it was still fun-ish and i think it looks cute too. We can't put any presents under it because that's the price of living with a 9 month old and we've only had to pull her away from the tree a couple times! She's actually not as interested in it as i thought she would be, so that's a plus!

Note: we had originally bought christmas tree lights from canadian tire and they're these net lights that people put on their bushes outside but they were for indoor christmas trees. they claim an "instant, hassle-free blanket of lights" and that is the biggest load of crap i have ever heard! i urge all of you (all 2 of you) to NOT buy these lights! This is nothing against canadian tire (i do love that store, i do not love the lights however) and we didn't realize we had purchased that kind until we took them out of the box. I almost had a melt down trying to put these on the tree! I couldn't help it....it was like it stressed me out just looking at the mess of wires and lights sitting on my pretty tree...so, we ripped them off, shoved them back in the box and went to walmart to buy NORMAL lights. There, now i was happy.

Side note:

Mya has graduated from Bumbo to booster seat with tray! It was an early christmas present from grammie and she loves it! I love it too...! Because of the tray, i no longer have to stand there handing her small pieces of food for her to feed herself. She's getting so big. *sniff*