After a chilly examination of every tree at the garden centre on Thursday afternoon, we started our Christmas decorating last night. The tree is up and dressed, the advent calendar unrolled and filled, and the slightly squished paper chains are hooked up on the curtain rails.
And lo, it came to pass that we got to see another first for our little princess, the introduction to her first Christmas tree. We were pretty sure she wouldn’t get much out of decorating the tree itself but she does love lights, so she wriggled around on her playmat while we unpacked all of our treasures. When we were all finished we turned off the main lights and the tv, sat her in her bouncy seat facing the tree, and plugged in the lights.
And we sat there, in the dark, watching the lights twinkle off the baubles and Kitty drinking it all in with those long baby stares; it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.