Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Special Exposure Wednesday: O Christmas Tree

We put the Christmas tree up on the weekend - it was such great fun. I love putting up the tree and can remember it being so exciting when I was little.  The girls were all very excited and Ashlea was even able to overcome her fear of spikey-textured-things and get into it.


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Even though it looks like Ashlea was being really helpful and putting ornaments on the tree, she was actually only interested in pulling them off.

Don't touch she says.

Don't pull off she says.

All the while she is of course pulling the ornaments off the tree.



















It is lovely to see her have more of an understanding of and enjoyment of Christmas this year.

At bedtime Ashlea has a habit of trying to put off the inevitable by asking to say good night to everyone she can think of.

Want to say g'night to Daddy.  Want to say g'night to Audrey.

Last night it was Want to say g'night Christmas Tree.

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13 comments:

Sarah said...

Your tree looks great!

So nice to hear Ashlea's interest in Christmas this year. I love her putting off bedtime tactics!

We put ours up on the weekend too and have to admit Violet is interested for the first time in the tree this year. Not so much Santa, no Santa photo this year.

rickismom said...

The top photo is especially nice!

Anna said...

I love the photos! Ashlea is like Ryley. He did a fair bit of pulling things off the tree this year, and only a tiny bit of throwing stuff on. But I don't care, it was the first time ever he was excited and interested enough to help!!

Belinda said...

Love the tree!

Love the bedtime stalling! xx.

Lacey said...

I'm so out of it this year! I don't have a single Christmas thing up yet! I love the holidays, the lights and decorations. I need to get on the ball!

Johnna said...

Very fun -- I love these photos! They are a treasure.

Ally {mtm} said...

What gorgeous photos! So glad Ashlea is loving the tree!

ferfischer said...

Goodness she is doing SO well! I am so thankful to be part of your journey with her - I'm so impressed by you all.

The Henrys said...

She was helping you, in her own way! My Gracie loves to "help" too!

How precious that she wanted to say good night to the tree!

Michelle said...

she's adorable! and aren't ornaments soooo enticing to little hands?! :)

Marie said...

Adorable!

shopannies said...

it is wonderful when the little ones enjoy christmas because through their eyes we can as well

spectrummymummy said...

We have the exact same thing. DOn't touch the ornaments! Now there are non at kid level. Some on top, lots on the floor, and none in-between! Merry Christmas to your family.