Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Tree

Korey's mom gave Hunter an ornament to hang on the tree.  She gives us one every year and since this was Hunter's second Christmas she gave us a Hallmark keepsake ornament with the number 2 on it.

After we got home from Houston I was in the mood to get out our Christmas decorations.  Korey climbed up in the attic and started handing them down while I turned on Handel's Messiah (one of my yearly Christmas traditions - it's the best!).  There was a certain little one perched at the bottom of the ladder rung wanting to see what all the fuss was about.

The first year we put up our Christmas tree I was worried about what the dogs might do around it...if they might be tempted to mess with the ornaments.  Turns out they ain't got nothing on our toddler.

Here he is with his game face on.

I think it took us about 30 minutes to get him to hang his ornament on the tree.  However, a toddler doesn't understand the concept of gently placing an ornament on the tree.  He does understand yanking it off.  Repeatedly.

All Christmas tree ornaments must be hung while holding Mommy's car keys.  Because even though you have the background music of Handel's Messsiah, there's nothing like hearing the sound of doors unlocking and locking over and over again.
Pardon Korey's scary eyes!  I think Hunter was in the process of yanking the ornament off.

Success!! All he needed was his momma's help.  Love this!

After the ornament hung successfully on the tree, Korey and I were too worn out to hang any more ornaments.  Turns out the night that we did hang up the rest of them was the night that we should have waited for Hunter to first go to bed.  Our poor ornaments may not make it until next year.

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