Thursday, December 30, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Adam's First Christmas
Adam's first Christmas at 7 weeks old in 2000.

Last month, I met a woman who said that she bought a Christmas tree for her 2-year-old daughter's room. At the time, I thought it was a bit excessive to have a Christmas tree in a child's room (much like having a TV in their room).  But by the next day, I thought it was a fantastic idea that my kids would love. I carted the kids off to Target and told Doug that we were on a quest for small pre-lit Christmas trees. He was expecting tiny table top trees, but we all fell in love with these 4' trees.

Dova is as tall as her Christmas tree
Dova especially loves her tree because it is the same height she is.

Dova has a special affinity for Christmas lights because it was her first word. At eleven months, as I was carrying her under the icicle lights and she pointed at them and said, "Light!". She had to wait a full 365 days for her first Christmas because she was born on December 26, 2003 and 2004 was a leap year.

Putting ornaments on her tree
Dova loves to put ornaments on her tree.

Adam and his tree
Adam and his tree.

The kids wondered whether Santa would put presents under their trees as well, but he only put presents under the main tree.  Dova was so excited about Christmas this year that she woke up at 2am on Christmas morning, woke her brother up as well, and went downstairs and brought all her presents up to her room and starting opening them.  Bad kitty!

The best part of the Christmas trees in their rooms is using it as a night light. The kids fall asleep looking at the pretty lights, dreaming of Christmas. Nevermind that they already have Christmas lights permanently installed on their ceilings. It's still magic.

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