After we finally got the tree put up, I realized we were down to only one strand of lights, so I had to get some of those before we could finally decorate. I told the kids to do it a little differently this year. We only put on the ornaments we really like, and the ornaments that no one was really crazy about, we would donate.
We all really enjoyed doing it this way. After it was decorated it looked so pretty that the kids all begged to be allowed to sleep under it. I usually let them do this at least once a year. The patterns the lights make in the dark room are so magical, and the smell of the fir tree makes you feel all homey and safe.
After they finally fell asleep, I snuck in and took a couple of pictures. Luckily the flash didn't wake them up. Anna didn't want to sleep on the floor this year, because it's too hard. I guess she's getting older. It looks like Ginger Cat felt the same way.