Not. So. Much. First of all, my parents came over yesterday and surprised us with a new Christmas tree. It is BEAUTIFUL!!! I was so excited! During the little kids nap we set it up.
Our new tree.
When Delaney woke up from her nap and walked down the hallway and said, "Oh wow! Mommy, that is beautiful. Thank you so much for my birthday Christmas tree. I love it. It is amazing!" Seriously made me tear up. Then when Brody woke up we wanted to capture it on film... so here is his reaction:
Apparently. I was trying for a bit more of a reaction...
So then it was time to decorate. I opened the box and envisioned this peaceful, joyous experience and was sorely mistaken. Delaney was frustrated with the hooks, but did a great job piling them on top of each other on the same 3 branches. And Brody, well, Brody found two of Eric's car ornaments and played with them during the ENTIRE process. Instead of music playing, we had Christmas Vacation on (which was okay, it's one of my favorite movies). And the tree is somehow does NOT look like Pottery Barn-weird!! We have figured out that we are going to have to move the ornaments a couple of feet up because Brody man has a tendency to grab and throw. Not just toss, freakin throw. His tantrums have gotten completely out of control. AWESOME!!!
Daylen helping out.
This is as close as Brody got to the tree.
I guess I am annoyed. Shocking.
Anyway, the tree is up. We then decided to take Brody for a haircut and then went to the store. When we got home, we grilled burgers and Kaylie helped make dinner. We finished our day with a great dinner, as a family, laughing and talking. And then while drinking a margarita and eating oreos, we watched my favorite Friends episode- The one when they are in Vegas. (Alex- I can't watch this without thinking of you- Mrs.Ross:)
Getting his haircut/
Kaylie cutting veggies for dinner.