Todd is very excited about Christmas this year (and who am I kidding, I am too) because we will be celebrating Christmas in our own home with our own little family. Connor absolutely gets the whole Christmas thing and loves to sing Christmas songs. Our favorite is when he sings "Santa Clause is Goin' Down", you know the tune..."Santa Clause is Comin' to Town." I am also quite impressed with little Abigail and her knowledge of the nativity. As I was laying it out she asked me "Where's the angel?" We don't have an angel with our nativity...too bad. But she got the rest of the figurines with their names right.
As soon as we got home from our shopping (no lines, and no frustations...it was a success) Todd began constructing our tree and the kids were ecstatic. I tried to get as much "trimming" done before I had to go to work, but it took me three days until the tree was completely finished (I had to work Friday and Saturday).
My own children have done marvelously at not touching the tree. Not a single ornament has been removed by their hands...yet. We did have some friends over the other night and their son came upstairs to use the bathroom, but it was very quiet for some time, so we came upstairs to check on him (we were downstairs watching "Sons of Provo") and he had taken all of the fake presents that were in the tree down and placed them under the tree and informed me that "presents belong under the tree, not in it." My mistake.