18 November 2009

Christmas Tree Up!

This was actually meant to be a surprise for Chris for when he comes home from his trip. Josh had been pretty good at not telling Daddy the “secret” when he would talk to Chris on the phone. Last night, when Chris called, Zoë kept saying that she wanted to talk to Daddy, so I handed her the phone. Without any preamble, she announced, “Daddy, we decorations the Christmas tree. It’s really beautiful.”

So, the secret is out and I can post the pics now. Zoë got the honor of putting the star up on the tree.


We didn’t put up all the ornaments this year, because Josh wanted to make his own Christmas decorations and use those instead. He made drawings of Santa’s sleighs,





Santa’s sack,DSC03906

and stars.

He said he’s not done yet, that he will make more when he comes home from school today. He makes the drawings. I cut them out and attach a piece of string to each. Both Josh and Zoë hung them up.

Josh told our helper that she should not throw any of his decorations away, because “we can use them again next year.” I believe I will keep them and will want to use them for years and years to come. I’d already written down at the back of each the date when he made those and maybe I’ll have each one laminated for better keeping and future use.

Is your Christmas tree up yet?


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Alicia said...

The homemade ornaments are the best!!!!! They will treasure them even more when they're older!

Christmas is not up yet, but I can't wait!

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

How beautiful the tree is! Josh and Zoe did a great job of decorating. Can't keep it a secret when Zoe is so excited!!

Anonymous said...

Yay! Yours is the first tree I've seen so far this season. It's beautiful! I agree, homemade ornaments are wonderful and I think it's a great tradition.

Our tree isn't up yet, but it will be the second family leaves after Thanksgiving dinner!

Michelle said...

I love the handmade ornaments. So sweet!

Ah, no christmas tree here. We won't get one until the first week of December.

Happy WW!

Muthering Heights said...

I just love the decorations they made!!

Jennifer said...

His handmade decorations are so precious! I like them! :-)

Run DMT said...

Beautiful! I love the homemade ornaments!

I usually have our tree up by 2nd or 3rd week of November, but I'm slacking off this year. We'll put it up this weekend. I love having the tree up for Thanksgiving.

blueviolet said...

The ones they make are the ones we love the very most!

Mine's up but not decorated yet.

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Aw, I love those ornaments! My mom still has a paper cardinal that I made in kindergarten. How cool is that?!
What a pretty tree! :D

Lindy said...

We don't put ours up until the weekend after Thanksgiving - I just can't bring myself to do it before then.

And I'm a sucker for kid-made ornaments..I love them.

The OmniCouple said...

Pretty! We will be putting ours up after Thanksgiving. I can't wait. :)

Nezzy said...

I love the touch of the Kid's creations. Lamination is a good ideal so you can treasure their creativity forever.

May God bless you with many treasures!!!

golonghorns said...

We won't be able to do a tree until after we move on Dec. 15th. I am feeling shortchanged on the holidays. But on the bright side I'll be back home! Love all the homemade ornaments. We have some from the kids that I cherish too!

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Leah said...

Adorable. :) My girls are clammoring to get ours up. I am trying to hold out til Thanksgiving.

LPC said...

Oh my god I just love your kids. Laughing here at my kitchen counter.

Leslie said...

awwww can you please help me put up mine? lol

i love all your ornaments mine all have a special meaning too!

smiles4u said...

Kids home made ornaments are the very best! I still have my childrens and they are grown up now and I still put some of them on the tree each year. We will not put up our tree for a couple more weeks but my little ones sure do like looking at yours!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Really special ornaments.

Keyona said...

Cute! We put ours up the day after Thanksgiving. I love it!

Susie said...

Love the homemade ornaments:-)

Elle Bee said...

We'll put ours up after Thanksgiving. Your tree is beautiful and Josh's ornaments are precious. You are such a cute family!

Dandy said...

Those are sooo adorable! Our tree doesn't go up until the first weekend or so in December because it just won't stay alive until Christmas if we put it up any earlier. I like to keep it lit all night on Christmas eve.

I'm getting excited just thinking about it!

angie said...

It looks great! I loved seeing the individual ornaments, too.

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