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Operation Keep The Tree Upright

December 7th, 2009

p1010532With some slight modifications to account for the shortest (and grabbiest) person in the house, the tree is up.  We left off the ribbon we usually use as garland because we felt Tessa might see it as a pull cord.  We have tree blocked off by furniture and a large toy basket – Tessa has been trying to army crawl around the basket all morning.  Sabrina is overjoyed to have the tree up – she keeps thanking me.  She was thrilled to put the last few ornaments on it all by herself after her nap yesterday.

Saturday we took the girls to breakfast with Santa – only Santa failed to show up.  What kind of person agrees to be Santa’s helper and then just doesn’t show for a room full of kids?  The ladies from my MOMs Club scrambled around and managed to find another helper pretty darn quick.  The girls’ reactions were pretty typical.  Sabrina, who had been so excited about seeing Santa, said nary a word but did sit on his lap.  Tessa sat on his lap for a second and studied him then looked at Steve and started sobbing.  I would post photos but I used 1 for the Christmas card so I’ll keep it under wraps until those have been received.  I’m not thrilled with our photos for the card this year but this is a hard age to get decent photos of 2 children together so it is what it is.


I don’t notice most of the year but at Christmas it bugs me that we don’t have a mantel.  I’m so used to having one to decorate and hang stockings from…making a note to myself that when we buy a house it will have a mantel to decorate.  So the stocking were hung by the hutch with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…


The holidays are so much fun this year since Sabrina is able to participate and be excited!

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5 Responses to “Operation Keep The Tree Upright”

  1. Kim Says:

    We tie our tree up with fishing line. My parents always did it because of the cat, I do it because of the children. My kids are really into it this year too. Such a fun age (when they’re not asserting their independence).

  2. Tonya Says:

    When Derek was small I used our big upright piano to put the stockings on. He pulled on a stocking and brought the big ass heavy thing holding it -down on his face…gah.

  3. martha Says:

    I think the hutch looks very festive!! You know you made me think twice about bricking over my fireplace and getting rid of the mantel! I just thnk fireplaces are riduculous in Florida!

  4. Rhonda Says:

    It’s such a fun time and age to celebrate, blessings Michelle

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