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Kira’s “Pretty” Christmas Tree

  • December 5, 2009 12:11 pm

Since we’re moving this month, I have yet to set up a Christmas tree in the house.  This of course is killing me, as I ALWAYS put my tree up the day after Thanksgiving.  This year?  Not an ornament in sight, unless you count the ones under the couch that we’re still finding from last year (thanks, Kitty).  So Idecided to set up a little tree in Kira’s room.  I thought this could be a fun tradition to do every year with her when she gets older, and we  could even put a little present under it on Christmas Eve so she has a little gift to open when she leaps out of bed on Christmas morning.

I was intending to get one of the “mini-trees” that you see at all the craft stores, but when I went to Walmart, I found this little 8″ tree, pre-lit!  Well, you can’t pass up the opportunity to never have to string lights.  I set it all up in her room and when I took her in there for bed the first night and she just grinned and grinned at “pretty”.  Now when you put her to bed, even for naps, she looks over at the tree, waiting for it to be lit up.  Normally she sleeps in pitch black, so I’m astonished that she sleeps just fine with the rather bright light from this little tree.



  • December 27, 2008 3:46 pm

Just a few more pictures and updates – not much going on except feed baby, change baby’s diaper, put baby to sleep…repeat. We’re doing good though, and getting into a bit of a routine. Joseph goes back to work Monday though, so probably we’ll need a new routine once that comes round, but for the rest of the weekend, we’re just resting and enjoying our new little family.


Sleeping on Daddy


My new sock monkey from Auntie Simone








The kitty is still curious from time to time, but mostly she’s used to Kira now and rarely even acknowledges her. We’re trying to give her plenty of attention so she doesn’t turn into a resentful cat, and so far so good.


Trying to see what's in the hammock


Poking the baby


Taking over the baby seat

11:30pm Christmas Eve

  • December 24, 2008 11:44 pm

A pleasant break after a crazy night with Melanie’s family. Love all the presents we got and was very impressed by Simone’s handywork. Mel’s mom was especially impressed. They were a bit concerned about all the sheep themed things. But what can I say – Kiwis like their sheep and wool.

More information to come when I or Mel have time. Very tired so going to bed.