Apparently We've Outdone Ourselves This Time

At least according to Son#3. When we brought in the tree that Son#5 and The Most Adorable Granddaughters#1 & #2 had helped me buy, he sung out, "Dad, come see the tree they got. They're really outdone themselves this time."

I don't think it was meant as a compliment.

It was good to hear him laugh though.

Over the years we have had trees that have been too tall for our ceiling, trees that have been lopsided, skinny trees, short trees, and anything in between trees. Never have we had a picture-perfect tree as in the movies or those gracing the front of Christmas cards.

And despite killing our living tree last year, we decided to try another living tree again this year. Besides, they were the same price as a real tree that has been cut down. The only difference apparently - apart from height - is that they need water. Lots of it.

Must remember that this year.

On to the photos ...

Someone has to go first. In this case, The Most Adorable Granddaughter#2 was the brave one.

Obviously an electrician's daughter.

Another electrician's daughter. Is she trying to untangle the mess perhaps?

No, she's found something better to concentrate her energies on. (Yes it's soap.)

The tree needs an angel. (It also needs a star to take away from the flat-top look but I'm waiting for a kind angel to fix my star so that it doesn't topple over and take the top branches with it. Before Christmas would be nice. Hint, hint.)

Helpers come out of the woodwork.

The Most Adorable Granddaughter#3 has found something interesting to play with.

As has The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4. But whether it's Daddy or the tinsel that is most interesting is not obvious.

Four little angels.

Time to hang the candy canes.

Suddenly we have more helpers than we need.

The Most Adorable Granddaughter#4 has a far better use for the candy canes.

And it's done. Whew!


Ohtawen said…
Yay for another family post! I've enjoyed this one, too. Your granddaughters are so lovely, each and every one of them.

The decorated tree turned out so pretty. But with all those little adorable helpers, it was bound to :) By the way, is it a custom in New Zealand to decorate the Christmas tree this early in December?
Liliana said…
lol. Your post and photos did my heart good today! I love your family.
Mary said…
I love these pictures!
SchnauzerMom said…
We decorated our tree the day after Thanksgiving, that's our family tradition. It's a fake tree so we don't have to worry about it drying out. I love the idea of a living tree though. The one you have looks gorgeous!

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