Here are a couple of pictures of our Christmas tree. One was taken about a week and a half ago, the other just this morning. Notice anything different between the two?
The one above and to the left is evenly decorated with ornaments covering the entire tree. But after each child broke a glass ball(Charles broke one in his hand! It took me awhile to figure out what exactly happened because he didn't even whine or fuss about it even though he acquired a few cuts in the process) we decided to move all of the breakable ornaments up high and leave the others to cover the bottom half of the tree. Well if you couldn't tell from the picture on the right, most of the 'other ornaments' are gone because the kids love to take them all off and put them in different spots in the house: in cupboards, in the entertainment center, in strollers and in our closets. Charles also likes to put his own creative ornaments on the tree; in the picture to the right you might notice a piece of paper that he's colored on and stuffed inside the tree, or a pink necklace draped along the branches :). I kinda like it, it makes our tree look very family friendly :). Though I have to admit, at night once they're in bed I go around the house, gather the ornaments up and put them back on the tree...I think this makes it a little more fun for the kids too because they've got something to do once they wake up :).