Sunday, December 07, 2008

As Lovely as a Poem*

It’s a cliché to say it, but every bit of the holidays has become full of excitement through the eyes of the little dude. And the baby too, although he’s mostly just interested in things that are pleasant to chew.

We picked out our Christmas tree in gorgeous weather today. Q-ster examined the options quite seriously.

After watching us attach the tree to the stand, center and trim it, he helped “trim” the bottom branches with his spatula. Sunglasses are required because the Christmas lights are “too bright” and “super pretty.”

We got the lights up, but decorations will wait until tomorrow. In a true sign that the forces of the universe are in alignment, Hallmark produced a set of Star Wars tree ornaments, three of which were in wide circulation, and the three sets of grandparents independently picked a different ornament of the set for Q-ster. Amazing!

*I never really liked that poem either.


Mayberry said...

Ooh, I may just have to hit up Hallmark for a couple of those!

Amber said...

We have an artificial tree these days at my husband's behest, since he's now responsible for it. I miss the real thing. Sure, it's a mess, but fake can never really be the same.

ewe are here said...

Picking out Christmas trees is serious business. Must have shades.


Damselfly said...

I'd say lovelier than that poem. I love the necessity of wearing sunglasses around the Christmas tree!