Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Fluffing the tree

So my mom is the master at fluffing trees. Even Charlie Brown's tree would be no challenge to her. I... however... well, not so great yet. But, I gave it my all this year. Usually half way through the tree I'm so tired of fluffing branches I quit. Not this year friends! I was in the mood to get that tree fluffed and I did what I could! Don't you think it looks pretty good? 

Eli loves to get into everything so we were pretty nervous about this tree situation. My mom said when I was little she literally had to tie the tree to the wall so I wouldn't pull it down. Eli
so far hasn't been that interested. He's looked at some of the ornaments but that's basically it! Of course, it has only been day one of the tree, so who knows...
I found some prelit garland at Walmart for a steal so I bought some to put on top of our mantel. While I was putting it up there I knocked off one of the stocking holders, it fell off, hit the brick fireplace and broke! :( All I could think was "thank you Jesus for Eli not being under here!" He was way on the other side of the room destroying a plant my mom arranged for us. So, this said little Santa Snowman is broke, but it's heavy enough to at least hold the stocking up there. poor snowman...
I absolutely love Christmas. I love the feeling, what it means, the  music, the decorations, everything! I am SO excited about what we are getting our parents this year! I can't wait to show it to you guys... after Christmas of course :)

Y'all Eli still has this cold! It started last Wednesday. He's only had one other cold this first year of life and it lasted about a week and a half. Hopefully by the end of the week he'll be better. In the meantime, I guess our house will continue to be covered in snot. eww...

8 comments:

CC said...

What a great phrase "fluffing the tree"! Love it!

I don't think she could help my tree too much though....

Pics to be posted soon...

Buffy said...

Your tree looks great!! Good luck keeping Eli out of everything!! It will be your full time job in December!!

Buffy

Missie said...

Love the tree!!! Cute!
And, where do you get all your cute backgrounds? I need one.. mine is so BORING!

The Milfords said...

Beautiful!

DuckworthFam said...

so pretty!!!! I can't wait to get a tree up...3 days till Dallas. Love the stockings btw!

Penny Rodgers said...

Your tree is beautiful! I love Christmas also! I love being able to teach my kiddos about giving and the birth of Jesus! Enjoy every moment of the season with Eli!

Hope Eli gets to feeling better soon!

Jennifer said...

EmmyKate did pretty well with not getting into stuff when she was little, but this year (when she is almost 3) she wants to look and help with everything. I just want her to leave my Baby Jesus's alone!!!

★Susan★ said...

Your tree looks great Amanda! I love that phrase, "fluffing the tree." I've never heard it before, but I have to let you know, I'm totally stealing it!