My kids and I were really excited to put up the Christmas tree this year, so we got started on it on Thanksgiving. Our scrawny little Christmas tree has been a bit on the wobbly side for a couple of years now, but I was hoping I could make it last just one more season. Well…it made it through the night, but a leg on the plastic stand snapped and it literally came crashing down, ornaments and all, the next day.
But I did get one last picture of it before it came to its dramatic end. We have a little tradition…I hand the ornaments to my kids one at a time and they hang them. Well, my son, Cody, got bored after hanging only a few, so the majority of the first box of ornaments were hung by my daughter Abbi, who is pretty tiny. I had to take a picture of the tree…I couldn’t help but laugh at the placement of the ornaments. There are a few ornaments in the middle and at the top from when Cody was involved, at least…
(And don’t laugh at the awesomely gaudy tree skirt…I can’t help myself sometimes.)
At least I had a good excuse to get a new tree. Here is our new, slightly taller, Christmas tree (after I did a little ornament re-arranging):