Remember how I was going to be all super mom-ish and sew a giant bean bag chair as a gift for Coops on Christmas morning?
Bahahahahahaha. That was funny.
I was able to decorate a few little spots around the house. It helps to have a few areas that look pretty and tidy and not strewn with superheros, pirate hats, and mini hockey sticks.
It's funny because I tidy our living room about 50 times a day and it never fails that two minutes later I'll turn around and it looks like this:
|Keepin' it real, yo.|
I try not to stress about it. We did have an epic game of sit-in-the-tiny-chair basketball and my pink suitcase is packed to the brim with toys "FOR CAMP!!!!" even though we're not going again until the spring.
So. Back to Christmas stuff. I decorated my dining room shelves pretty much the same as last year. Except I made a few small changes. Like, a different white pitcher. Sparkly pine cones instead of plain. A strand of red berries. White pine boughs instead of fir. Why mess with a good thing, am I right?
We had our Christmas tree up three weeks before Christmas this year! I even remembered to water it every day. We got a Fraser fir again. It's pretty.
My little Coopster was VERY into the decorating this year. He's got some pretty good skillz as you can tell from the next picture. Hee hee.
Since we have four Christmas stockings this year (hey Winnie!!!) I wasn't able to fit them on our tiny stair railing. I decided to try hanging them under our dining room window. They were looking pretty cute. Until.......
.....my little decorator decided that the S for my name needed to be decorating somewhere else. It hasn't been seen since. I searched high and low all over the house because I want Santa to be able to find my stocking if-you-know-what-I'm-saying. I made an emergency trip to Michael's to buy another matching S and could you believe that they had every single letter except for S. I'm not kidding when I tell you that I started to have a mini panic attack in the middle of the aisle. I did what every person with no free time and a to-do list a mile long does. I bought four different letters, repainted them in chalk paint, conditioned them all with chalk, and rehung them so that they all matched. Phew.
Well, that's about it for now. I only have to finish wrapping gifts, do groceries, prepare my appetizers for Christmas Eve (we're having my side of the family over for appetizer night, nom nom nom), finish my Christmas baking, make homemade ornaments with Cooper, sew a bean bag chair, and clean my entire house. I've got time, right?
See you in 2016 my friends! I hope your Christmas is all lovely and stuff. :)
If you want to check out some other Christmas posts here are a few oldies!