Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Christmas Tree decorating Event

Everyone wanted to help except when we had to decorate the top half of the 12 foot tree. Its a beaut Clark, Steven said and it sure it. Its also so large that it takes up almost half of my family room. We traded trees with our neighbor this year, as they needed a smaller one and we needed a bigger one since we they ran out of tree permits this year. Its a fake one but if its possible to say, its really growing on me. I leave it on all the time, its so festive and bright and since we didn't put it up until a week after Thanksgiving I want to get my time with it as it will go down pretty quickly after the man comes. Which is another story. Colton and Kaden think that it would be so cool to catch me kissing Santa Claus this year. They are really taking to the music and magic of Christmas they are 5 and 6 now, and might be Colton's last year of believing as he is already questioning who is real and who is a fake Santa. He is too smart for himself, I tried to spell something out the other night to Steve and Colton was like that spells plant! I might have to learn Portuguese so we can communicate without everyone knowing what we are saying.
We also have Elfy, who is the magical elf that appears right after Thanksgiving and watches over my boys during the day and reports back to Santa on their progress. He moves spots each night and its always a treat to wake up each morning to see the excitement on their faces when they have found out where Elfy landed for the day. You can't touch Elfy or else he looses his magic power and therefore won't return the next day, that keeps them from them climbing up on things to retrieve Elfy and then ultimatly misplacing him and then I am frantic trying to find him a new resting spot for the day. He sure does have some fun spots to hide and the boys think its hilarious how he hangs on things some nights....I have been woken from a dead sleep panicing that I forgot to reposition Elfy. But all is well so far, as he has not failed us yet.
Its stinking cold here in Heber but this week, its a heat wave. We got almost a foot of wet snow last week, I embraced that stuff, got all bundled up only to be sweating an hour later from sheer exhaustion trying to build a snowman family...what was I thinking. I stopped at 3 that snow was so heavy, I could hardly lift up the middle ball to make Steve, I told him a diet was necessary. Kaden and Colton both wanted me to make sure that we made the snowMEN anotomically correct! Ah...no but and weiny are needed boys, they are snowMEN still. I think next time it snows, I will get the other kids done. For now, I enjoy the snow, as its beautiful for the holiday season...after that you can leave it up in the sky.
I did have a picture of the tree all finished decorated but I can't seem to get it downloaded without a lot of trouble so maybe next time.


Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

Love your tree, the pics are beautiful. Ryan and I were laughing about the boys wanting to make the "anatomically correct" snowmen. Too funny!!!

Mindi D said...

I love the Elfy idea, so cute. Your tree looks cute from what i can see?? I'm sure it's amazing! My 6 year old is doing the real and fake santa thing as well. I need to figure out what i'm going to say when he pops the big question! This year we actually WENT to the North Pole (yes the Heber Polar Express, we should've stopped by) so he's a believer still!!

secondchances said...

The tree looks beautiful...6??? I was 10 and you were 8 before doubt came in. How sad when the believing stops. More pictures of the snowmen family ..half done is ok too. I miss you all this Christmas.

Love, MOM

Symen said...

How fun. I would love to see the pictures of the snowman family too. Miss you!!

Aunt Sandy said...

Everyone is growing up so fast...STOP!!! Uncle Anthony gave Drea an Elfy this year so I can't wait to hear the stories next year. Every year I want to climb your tree it's so huge, very beautiful. Glad everyone had a great time. Hugs to all.