Each year I try and buy a new ornament, or 2 or 3, that represent what our year has been about. I really should have just hung a bucket of chloriney water on the tree. Hah! 99% of all the ornaments on the tree have special meaning and I love looking at every last one of them.
This was the first ornament out of the box and heading to the tree
|At least it was just a generic red glass bauble. Lily was the klutz this year and it made me laugh.|
|the other ornaments looking on and wondering who's next to die. Hah.|
|I buy a new Nutcracker every single year, the girls get to chose them and so my fabulous sister bought this ornament for the day she was, Maisie. It's beautiful and I adore it.|
|From back in the days of blogging, my friends Kris's daughter, E made this for us|
|It's orange and it's a heart so I gave it to Rosie|
|Really, you don't have a minion on your tree?|
I never thought I would either but one kidlet loves the movie and so it goes
|In my opinion, one of the nicest public trees in Miami|
|Ho Ho Ho, the big guy himself|
|Sadly both of the kids are starting to think this snow themed park is cheesy. We have gone every year since lily came home.|
|The name caught our attention and it was such a funny little shop|
|a close up of the outside decor.|
|And finally after a long wait and temperatures that suddenly plummeted, resulting in us freezing to death, they met Father Christmas himself.|
This Santa has been here for as long as we have been going and he remembered the girls. I was shocked. They asked for a freaking puppy!!! He was laughing and joking as I am standing out of view of the kids, shaking my head NO NO NO. Rosie had written him a little Christmas card and when she climbed out of his lap she gave it to him. I felt so awful for the next people in line as he spent ages reading it and thanking her.
And with all the necessary preparations in place I think I can kick back and enjoy the rest of the season. I think!