Christmas Tree Fun

The tree is up! We got it up on Saturday, after I spent three hours arguing with the lights and readjusting them twice. The kids got to put up their special ornaments, including the ones they picked out this year at Disneyland.

Ane picked a ball ornament that has all the major Disney Princesses on it. I wonder why?

I ended up picking Tad’s ornament from Disneyland for him, because Tad + ornament store on Main Street = bull in china shop moment. I actually searched high and low and chose something non-breakable.

Tad was able to identify his ornament when I brought it out, and he promptly tried to wear it. I chose a mouse ears ornament for him.

There are other new and fun ornaments on the tree this year as well. I picked this Precious Moments one up for Ane after Christmas last year. It’s special because she saw the Nutcracker Ballet for the first time last Christmas season, and the ornament has the year on it.

This one I picked up at Hallmark this year. I loved this toy when I was growing up. My parents still have it at their house, and the kids play with it. Sadly, the doors no longer moo when you open them – but the ornament’s doors do.

I won this ornament in a raffle drawing at a local Hallmark last year. The store had a Peanuts trivia contest, and then drew to find the winning answers. I don’t know how many winners there were, but I love the ornament they gave out.

And here is the ornament that I chose for our tree in Disneyland. I wanted something with the year on it that would be easy to bring back. This one fit the bill and was sweet to boot.

The best part about decorating the Christmas tree is the trip down memory lane. I’m glad that we’ve added new memories on to this tree, especially for Ane and Tad.

3 Responses to “Christmas Tree Fun”

  1. Aunt Lynda
    December 11th, 2008 05:26

    I did’t have the barn when I was a kid; we had doll houses. But I bought one at a yard sale long ago, just to have for visiting kids, and the doors still moo. Na na na na naaaa na.
    Alas, it is lost in the attic.

  2. Ressis
    December 11th, 2008 08:53

    I HAVE to get that Fisher Price Barn!

  3. tibby
    December 11th, 2008 09:23

    My youngest son got married last month.(Elder son has a significant other) While they were growing up, they always got, or made, or had given to them a dated ornament with their names them. When I unpacked my ornaments this year, I sorted out all of theirs and sent them to them. They had a blast going thru them and putting them on their trees. It was so neat!