well, this past week has been one for the books! and not in a good way, but more of an exhausting-you’ve-got-to-be-freaking-kidding-me- kind of way. somewhere between ordering a new faux pre-lit christmas tree, and starting to set it up the day after thanksgiving, to discover the lights did not work, to the part where they sent the replacement tree almost an entire week later, which also had lights that did not work (i’m not kidding, we had two lemon trees in one week!), to the part where two and half hours later on the phone with costumer service, josh pays to overnight a third pre-lit tree to us and we still have no idea where it even is in the mail. (but bless my smart husband for also getting a tree without lights as backup because it’s the one we are using!) and so, after setting up and then having to take down two different 9 foot christmas trees this week, repackaging them and sending them back off…. christmas just started to feel annoying to me. and gosh, i know these aren’t serious problems, but still. thanks for listening.
and so, the other night at around 8PM, after we’d just put the kids to bed and as josh was untangling christmas lights (cause we ain’t ever doing anything pre-lit again!) and i’d just finished puking for the third time that day (the morning sickness this time around is seriously trying to kill me), josh said, “when do you think we’ll look back at this week and be able to laugh…. next year? ten years from now?” and then we both started to laugh, and i started to cry, because i’m hormonal right now and also really tired. and like, we can laugh at it right now. even if i’m still a little bit annoyed.
the good news is, we pulled out our christmas jammies and threw lights up on a tree and busted out the ornaments. i even brought out my camera! and she’s all decorated and it looks like we get to wait until the end of the month before taking down another christmas tree. in all honesty, i’ve already decided i’m keeping her up a few weeks post christmas this year. :)
conrad put the first ornament on the tree! he chose the santa claus!
found these silly glasses at flying tiger and they’ve been so much fun!
we’ve collected so many special ornaments over the years. it’s fun to spread them out and let the kids just stick them wherever. they do a good job of putting them high and low now. and we’re finally at a stage in life where we don’t have to only decorate the top half of the tree! i guess in another couple years we’ll have to go back to that once the twins are here, but for now, we’re all old enough to leave the ornaments alone!
a fun little ornament samson made in preschool last year!
eleanor’s first ornament, which i found on etsy several years ago for her first christmas!
and i found these pretty colorful trees at the holiday market at columbus circle last year.
i also got wreaths for all our windows! when we first walked through this apartment, it was one of the things i got most excited about…. windows perfect for christmas wreaths.
we managed to only break one ornament in the process of decorating this year. :) also, for those interested, the tree skirt is from here.
after he put the star on the tree, he was so so excited he kept pointing to it! thanks, samson!
merry christmas, everyone!
and sorry, last one. but GUYS. i forgot about this! josh and i made a video decorating our christmas tree in 2008, and i’m laughing so hard. such good times in our tiny studio apartment in harlem way back in the day! crazy!