We are trying really hard to have family home evening every Monday night. We've been pretty successful for about a month now (is that too soon to call success?!) and we are really enjoying it.
So on Monday night we ate pizza and sweet potato fries for dinner while listening to Christmas music via Pandora. Immediately following dinner we iced and ate sugar cookies and decorated the tree.
Everett was in charge of putting on the first ornament.
Once that was done we taught him the awesomeness of seeing your reflection in the ornament!
The tree and our living room were a disaster the rest of the night and for almost all of Tuesday... we had Christmas stuff everywhere. But slowly the tree came together and I have to say it's my most favorite Christmas tree yet. It's awesome.
There's something to be said about the special spirit a Christmas tree brings into your home. Playing toys in the light of a Christmas tree is one of my personal highlights of the Christmas season.