We finally got the tree up this weekend. We still need to adjust the furniture so it doesn't look so crowded in.
And the blinds from the dining room draped across the chair next to the tree add to the ambience, don't you think? The dining room is coming along but there a lot of little details! I'm hosting a baking day at our house next Monday and I'm relying on having the space to spread out in the dining room so that's our deadline.
The kids discovered some presents under the tree this weekend. I decided to mix it up a bit this year. They always dig through and find the ones with their names then spend the time until Christmas trying to figure out the gift.
This year, I'm putting numbers on the gifts.
Now they won't know WHICH gifts belong to them until Christmas.
That is, if I keep track of the list which decodes the numbers!
My mom tried this trick one year...and lost the list.
I'm hoping for better luck.
Either way, the kids were pretty stumped to discover numbers, not names, on the gifts under the tree!