It's up!

Let's ignore the red bucket so prominently on display at the base. I'll do a cover up later in the week - we don't own a tree skirt.

It's over 2.5 meters tall. Mr AV let our 7 year old choose the tree. He chose the biggest he could see at the lot.

Decorating is always a little fraught. I used to think that it would be so lovely to do that with the children when they were old enough back when they were babies. Maybe when they're older again it will be, but at the moment I have to break up the fighting over ornaments, try to keep them all from climbing up the step ladder at once, and my 2 year old, S. has a new word in his vocabulary- Delicate. So far nothing smashed.

The tree guy tells you to put 2 asprin in the water to keep the tree from dropping its needles. Seems 'tis the season for the asprin - certainly I had a headache after supervising the decoration!


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  1. It looks beautiful! Well done to all! Now my children are old enough to decorate the tree they don't want to. They like supervising and directing. Humph! Eack child has their own box of baubles, one collected each year and added and they put these on when they were little, No fighting! It's a nice tradition too. I'm hoping to get the tree up this weekend too...helping hubby put ceiling sheets up though! x KL

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    1. You're a bit busy KL - especially with ceiling sheets. No doubt you'll have amazingly toned arms - no tuck shop lady wobble. That is a nice tradition with the baubles. Wish I'd thought of that when they were little xx

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  2. Oh yay, you got your tree up on the 1st of December! You are way ahead of me, I just don't know how Christmas has snuck up so fast this year. (They say it's a sign of getting old when one says that, but honestly....)

    Your tree looks so fresh and I think I can even smell the spicy pine scent from here. Mmmmm! xx

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    1. It smells sooooo good. Who needs a scented candle?! I can't believe school is breaking up in a week and a half. I'm certainly not prepared!! xx

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  3. It looks gorgeous. I agree re the fact that having small kids help is not as sweet and lovely as it sounds.

    I am just going to try and put you on my blog roll (I say try cos sometimes blogger and I get into little arguments and blogger usually wins!!!)

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    1. Thank you! You're very kind - I know your pain re blogger. Still trying to figure out how things work with the coding etc. Hope your decorating is going well at the farm. I let them all assist, and then rearranged when it was nap time/ they'd become bored with it and wandered off. xx

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    2. I do lots of rearranging of decorations after the kids are in bed. It all gets a bit random otherwise.

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  4. Heidi, the tree looks gorgeous and thanks for the tip regarding the aspirin. I can't believe how much water our tree has consumed in just one day. Hope you have recovered from the decorating experience! xx

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    1. Don't you just love the smell! The pine needles dropping do my head in a little, and the asprin definitely helped with that last year. xx

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  5. your tree looks lovely! My tree hasn't come out of the shed yet, but the kids about to get it out and start decorating- I gave up on delicate ornaments a few years ago after having to many glass ones smash- it's plastic all the way here now!

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