Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Decorating the Tree

Finn sang the chorus of "Jingle Bells" at the top of his lungs the entire time we decorated the tree this year. It is so fun that he is old enough to really get into the holiday.
We made the mistake of telling Finn is was time to decorate the tree BEFORE Aaron put the lights on...those 10 minutes were the longest of his life I think. But don't worry, "Jingle Bells" kept him company until it was time to put on the first ornament.

Kate hung out on the floor the whole time and watched the action. Now she likes to lay close to the tree and look at it and the other Christmas lights in our house.

Putting the star on top is Finn's favorite part...thanks to my stellar photography skills Aaron is cut out of this shot...but he was looking just about as happy as Finn.
After the tree was done we made hot chocolate and watched Mickey's Christmas Carol and Pluto's Christmas Tree...favorites of mine as a kid. There's something about starting traditions with my kids that just makes my heart explode with happiness. I love it!


Vanessa said...

Those are some of my favorite Christmas videos too. How fun that Finn can help decorate this year! I remember last year when you were trying to teach him to be "soft" when he touched the tree. It's amazing how fast they grow. I can't wait til I have kids to start holiday traditions with!

L.A. Harker said...

Oh my Gosh! Finn's smile when putting the star on the tree is priceless! My heart almost exploded too! Super smart to do it in pajamas's too. Makes for a super cute blog post!

Mama H said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of the decorating experience! It helps me to be a part of your traditions and I am smiling almost as much as Finn and Aaron!

Sandra Goetz said...

Too cute! Ella has been singing Jingle Bells this year too, but she says "Jungle Bells" Hee hee hee.

ec said...

i hear ya! explode with happiness is such a great way to describe it.

what cute kiddies you've got.

What the Hecklinger?! said...

That last picture is AMAZING. And I want your star topper! I have never found one that I like--nice!