Saturday after Adeline's morning violin dress rehearsal we went to get our tree. Poor Vivi was in desperate need of a nap, but she just had to wait a little bit while we picked out the perfect one. At first she was quite sceptical of the whole thing, but once Adeline started racing around searching for the best tree in the place, Vivian got right into it!
On Sunday after the violin concert it was finally time to decorate. Adeline was very patient with me as I put the lights on the tree on Saturday and was only a little disappointed when I told her it had gotten too late to start decorating. She was ready to do it the minute she got home from her concert though!
Adeline changed out of her "peacock dress" so she could eat some Christmas cookies, but Vivian insisted on staying fancy.
Adeline did almost the whole tree trimming job this year while Vivian emptied out the boxes and admired each ornament.
This is one of those moments I dreamed about when I thought about having two children, and it was a really lovely time. I think decorating the tree is my favourite part of Christmas. Nana stayed to help and it was nice to unwrap all our special ornaments and talk about where each one had come from. Our tree isn't colour coordinated or themed and it certainly won't be featured in any magazines, but it's filled with special memories. Isn't that what Christmas is really all about? Making memories?
As I cleaned up the boxes and tissue paper Adeline got out her violin to play some Christmas music for our tree. She was very inspired and instead of stopping at "Jingle Bells" she ended up serenading our tree with almost her entire repertoire.
This is where the picture of the actual Christmas tree should go, but I sort of forgot to take a picture of the tree. When you've got daughters as lovely as mine, who has eyes for anything else?