Today the kids and I pulled out our little box of Christmas decorations and set to transforming the house. We opted to put a wreath on our front door this year (I have always wanted a real Christmas wreath, and it smells soooooo delicious!), so we are not going to get a tree. I hung my artificial garland around the bay window, and we added our lights and ornaments there. I need to get some of that pine tree scented oil to make my house smell like a real tree!
Elaine was ever so excited to help with this project. She went, “Oooh” when I turned on the strand of lights. She helped me “fluff” the garland, and it was all I could do to keep her out of the ornaments until I was ready. I held her up to hang the little ornaments, her eyes lit up as she handled each pretty item. It was tiring, but worth it. Next year though, I think we will wait for Ben’s help!