Saturday, 1 December 2007

every time a bell rings

The tree, she is up.

And nothing broken! (Although we're somehow missing the half-open box of ornament hangers now; I figure I'll find those sometime around March.)

I may have to do a slight bit of (cough) re-arranging after the chilluns head to bed - I like a helter-skelter, child-arranged tree, but I prefer to get all the (fake) branches unfurled out of their tight clumped state before hanging all the ornaments. But people don't always want to wait, you see...


Look! A vision of Christmas delight!


But...wait. What's that...big pink thing about half-way down? That doesn't look like any of my ornaments....



Oh.

Every year some beloved toy gets promoted to ornament status for a few days. This year must be Barbie's turn.

Tonight I have to sneak their trees into their rooms, get them plugged in, and then ring the sleigh bells to wake the kids. I love this part, watching them stumble out of their bedrooms all sleepy eyed and tousle-haired, all agog over the pretty lights.

It's starting to feel like Christmas now.

9 comments:

evilpinkcupcake said...

ohhhh your tree looks so PRETTY! And the Barbie totally adds to it!!! LOL Great job!

kurrabikid said...

Oh that's lovely - you've inspired me to get a bit more into the spirit. Just isn't doable when it's November ... but now is OK!

Suse said...

I just spent a tedious half hour trying to unfurl the fake branches from the centre branch too. After they'd put the ornaments everywhere.

Sigh ...

Canada said...

Beautiful! I love the Barbie :)

So, have you been shovelling much? We're forecast 30-40 cm by tomorrow evening. It's currently ice pellets.

meggie said...

Wow!
I miss the days when I felt all happy about Xmas...

daysgoby said...

canada -SHH!

(NOT tempting fate, NOT tempting fate)
We're supposed to get 5 cms here and some nasty rain. Things are going to be slippery and messy!

Mama Drama Jenny said...

Beautiful!

Even Barbie...

Liebowitz said...

Our tree can't go up until the living room has been painted...which starts tomorrow. Yours looks great! For now...you know where to find me.

alison said...

We need to go get a tree this weekend. It's about time, 'cause I think I just vacuumed up the last of last year's needles.