it's officially christmas time.
which in our house starts the day after thanksgiving and usually lasts until we get enough motivation to take down our decorations sometime after new years. i think last year we had our christmas tree up until the 10th or so. why is it that taking decorations down is never as fun as putting them up?
anyway, in our usual tradition we decorated on friday while listening to christmas music.
charlie has officially started listening (he always waits until after thanksgiving unlike me) and has even banned my iPod from our dock because 'his christmas list is much better than mine'.
our tree is set up in the corner as always and it's been a challenge to keep the cats out of it. they like to climb halfway up and then sleep in the branches, destroying ornaments as they climb. ollie's eyeing the tree in this picture. he especially likes to break as many of the glass balls as he can.
the santa hat made an appearance before it became our tree topper. neither dog is that fond of it. henry tries to destroy it like it's one of his toys.
the tumbling santas were a gift from my mom and are my favorite christmas decoration of all.
along with climbing and breaking ornaments the tree is ollie's favorite place to sleep.
he's officially given up the blanket on the couch now that he has his tree to sleep under.
and it doesn't matter if we put presents underneath, he'll just knock them out of the way.
in other news we've officially checked everything off of our 'to do before baby' list. the clothes are washed, we have a doctor (finally), the room's all set up, our bags are packed, we're pre-registered at the hospital, the carseat's installed, we even have a stocking for him/her. all we need now is a baby. any day now. whenever you're ready. sometime in the next 2 weeks would be nice ...