Micah found some beads to play with
We had fun decorating our tree; Gabriel loved decorating it and you can probably tell which ornaments he hung. We've had our tree up for a little over a week now, and amazingly, it has only been taken down once. And by taken down, I mean knocked over by Micah. We've had this pre-lit tree for a couple of years, and while I miss the smell of a real tree, this is the best thing for us. We always start with as many ornaments as we have, which is not many, because we know they won't stay on the tree for long.
As I mentioned in the previous post, Micah loves anything in the plant, flower, or tree families, artificial or not. So, he loves to spin our tree around and if we aren't fast enough to stop him, results in it being knocked to the floor. The ornaments that survive the fall which may be breakable just don't go back on the tree. I can't imagine having a real tree now; there would be pine needles covering the floor. After the tree was knocked over I debated whether it was worth fighting with Micah to try and keep him from spinning it and I eventually decided it is. We usually only have it for a couple of weeks before it's time to pack up and go visit our families. Then we have to keep him from their trees! I love Christmas trees, even if ours is void of anything but lights. In fact, last Sunday I noticed a couple of small Christmas trees in our church sanctuary. I said to Wayne "Hey, those look like our tree, they only have lights." He replied "See, we know how to decorate for Christmas after all. Simple, but elegant."