Whenever we drive around after dark these days, I can hear two little voices from the back of the van saying excitedly, “Look mommy! It’s Christmas decorations! It’s a Christmas tree! I see Christmas lights!” Ruthie keeps saying we need a Christmas tree of our own, and I couldn’t help but agree. So today we took all the girls to Home Depot to grab a tree. It couldn’t have been a nastier day (cold and rainy, typical Georgia winter), but we were determined.
There was a giant wooden Elsa, Olaf and Sven from the movie “Frozen” in the store, so Ruthie and Rosie approved of the place. My mom got them Elsa and Anna costumes, and of late that is all they have been wearing. Ruth is Elsa and Rose is Anna. I am the big snow monster, apparently. Thanks, girls. I have been liking the new development, though, because Elsa and Anna get along a lot better than Ruthie and Rosie. They are constantly rescuing each other and hugging. I have a video of it on my Facebook page, but I neglected to take a picture of them. My bad.
We found a tree that Daddy deemed acceptable and had the friendly employees secure it to our car roof. We pulled into our driveway and started to blithely drive into our garage when I suddenly remembered the tree on top of our car and yelled, “tree!” Scott slammed on the brakes just in time. That would have been a dismal start to our holiday season. A smooshed tree and a broken garage door. Crisis averted.
We put the girls down for their nap and have started putting the tree up and decorating while they are sleeping. (Well, technically Scott and I are watching football and blogging, respectively, but I plan on decorating forthwith.) I can’t wait for the girls to see it! I am going to video their reactions and put them on Instagram or Facebook. I’m also going to leave off on hanging the ornaments because I know they would love to help with that.
I love the Advent season! I still need to get out my Advent wreath and crèche. Oh come, oh come Emmanuel! Have you decorated yet, or do you usually wait until closer to Christmas? We really haven’t even received very many Christmas cards yet and our neighborhood is pretty sparsely decorated. I feel like Thanksgiving was so close to Christmas this year, it has taken people by surprise.
Wren’s next heart appointment is coming up in a little more than a week. Trying to stay calm about that. I will keep you apprised of the situation.