This is Declan's tree.
This is Declan showing me the "race car one". So cute.
I love the image of hands this year. I can't get over this picture of his little hand showing me the ornament. It's so precious.
After Declan had decorated this tree, he went back to the dining room, where the rest of the kids were decorating theirs, and he saw Brett's with the blinking nose on it. He decided his tree needed an addition.
Can you see the nose?
Khai, likewise, wanted his tree to look like Brett's. He also wanted to look like Justin Beiber when I took his picture. Apparently, that means doing the peace sign. I told him no. He snuck it in there anyway.
He was quite proud of his tree, and if you look carefully, there's a nose on it as well.
He wanted the hockey pucks that we had given Brett earlier that morning. But, obviously, those were Brett's for his own tree!
You'll notice the big red nose. On the tree that is.
love love love this picture. So cute.
Magda and Brett actually played a fishing game on iTouch's once they were done their mini-trees. But she worked hard on her tree and it looks super cute.
Justin decided his tree was lonely and needed it's mummy tree. Yeah. This is what passes for wit at our house! (Sadly, I am amused by this and laughed quite hard the first time I spotted it).
Kelsey wouldn't let me take a picture of her with her tree. Something about her non-make-up'd face or some other such nonsense. Instead, I took this one. She doesn't look bad at all to me!
As for the actual decorating of the tree. Well. Suffice it to say, I was frustrated from the get-go. I did NOT like the assortment of Christmas decorations we had this year. I wanted to have it look both traditional and homemade. Homemade in the sense that there were handmade ornaments by the kids (and my Grandma) on it. I guess it takes awhile to amass those sorts of ornaments. We don't actually have any that the kids have made, and only a couple from my Grandma.
But, we made do with what we had and it got decorated.
This is how Declan contributed. His favourite part! And no one else was allowed to help him! Only Justin!
Did I mention Brett liked playing fishing?
I wish this photo wasn't blurry!