After church today we went to the NEX for lunch and bought our Christmas tree. I was pleasantly surprised by the reasonable prices on the trees at the NEX. We bought a Noble Fir from Tacoma, WA.
We came home and re-arranged the furniture in the family room to support the Christmas tree setup.
Last year, YS didn't really understood what we were doing. Yes, he enjoyed putting up the tree and "helping" put the ornaments on the tree, but I don't think he really associated it with the whole Christmas season. Today, I was surprised by how extremely excited YS was about decorating the tree. I mean, he was in a state of perpetual motion and absolutely could NOT stand still. He was hopping everywhere he went for hours on end. He couldn't wait for me to put the lights on the tree so he could put the ornaments on, and he kept asking over and over and over again when he got to put the star on the tree. So after I got the lights on, I lifted YS up to put the star on top.
My favorite quote of the afternoon: ES remembered the "rules" on placing fragile ornaments from last year and commented to LW that we had to hang a fragile ornament up high so YS couldn't reach it. LW explained to him that it was okay, YS is old enough now to know not to break them. Not long afterward, YS said, "Daddy, will you lift me up? I want to put this one up high where ES can't reach it and break it."