There is something super easy about having an artificial Christmas tree. No stray needles, no watering required, pre-strung lights. Even so, nothing beats a real beauty. The process of selecting the perfect tree with family, the aroma of pine filling the house, the endless trips around the tree stringing lights while humming Christmas carols.
Last year Evelina was cutting her first tooth as we put up our tree, this year she eagerly reached for ornaments, pointing to her favorites ("Gigi" - all the way from Africa and "Doggie" - Violet's picture), pulling on or trying to eat others. She enjoys pointing at the tree and sometimes saying "tee"...she can't quite manage the "tr" sound yet. Christmas is already more fun compared to last year!!
I love our first real Christmas tree as a family!! A little top heavy with ornaments but you gotta do what you gotta do when you have lots of breakables and a grabby one.
What to do next, fill up underneath the tree with pretty packages :-)