When I was little, we had a real live Christmas tree every year. My husband grew up with a fake Christmas tree. Our first Christmas together as a married couple, we had a real live Christmas tree. For My Oldest's first Christmas we had a real live Christmas tree. For Mare Bear's first Christmas we had a real live Christmas tree.
After the birth of my first two children, my husband had been discussing whether we should have a fake or real Christmas tree. Real Christmas trees can be costly and one year our tree died before Christmas day and we had to go out and buy another one a few days before Christmas. In January when the Christmas trees were on clearance, my husband talked me into buying a fake Christmas tree. We both were going to compromise and have a fake tree every other year and a real tree every other year. That was over five years ago and we have not had a real Christmas tree yet.
Now it is Little Man 2nd Christmas and he has never seen a real live Christmas tree in our house. Will Little Man ever be able to touch the prickly branches and smell the sweet pine of a real Christmas tree?
|Little Man helping us put the tree together.|
|the lights work|
|Family Moment: We are all working together to put the colored lights on the tree.|
|Mare Bear is in awe the bright lights.|
|My oldest and dad are putting on the ornaments.|
|Finishing Touches: The train going around the tree|