Christmas shopping begins on Black Friday but the trees do not go up until December the 1st.
While the kids are at school and Rob is at work (depending on the day of the week December 1st falls) I clean the house and get all of the decorations down from the attic (much easier in our new house) and set up the trees.
By the time we are together as a family, the trees are ready to be decorated.
This year December 1st was on a Saturday and while the kids were happily planning at Nana and Pas Rob and I prepared the house for Christmas.
(I could not resist this first picture... Oscar the Grouch does not normally help decorate but this year he helped with the biggest of the 5 trees).
The 3 Sparkle Trees (one for each of the kids- biggest to smallest) is in the fireplace room.
Tucked under the kids trees are the 24 books of Christmas. We read a different Christmas story each night to count down the days until Christmas.
Yes that that is the 3 sparkle trees on the ground knocked over by Cooper. Who was tearing the M&M garland from the branches.
This was the first of the three times he knocked down the trees that day.
1 Family Tree
3 Sparkle Trees
1 S'more tree
Its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!