Well, things are chugging right along in my house. My best friend came up for the weeked and I did indeed press her into service to decorate my house (THANKS, ML!) and so it feels much more Christmas-y here now. She helped me put up the tree but I waited to decorate it until Sunday. This is usually something I do by myself. I LOVE decorating the tree. Unwrapping each ornament with care, hanging it in just the right spot.... it is something I really look forward to. Well, this year I had a helper. Nate decided that decorating the tree seemed more fun than whatever he had been doing . I thought this might not be a good idea, but he carefully unwrapped each ornament and handed it to me to put on the tree. Sometimes he would save one and put it on himself, carefully selecting the branch on which to hang it. When we were finished I asked him what he thought of our tree. He looked at me and said, "It's beautiful mommy!"
[It would have been a complete and total Hallmark moment had he not been sitting in a laundry basket when he said it]
The result... and I agree with Nate... it is beautiful.