Today was the day! Finally the tree is up! I assembled the tree and the kids decorated it. I didn't put a single decoration. I sat on the couch and directed them, with the main direction being to balance things and not have them all clumped together. They did a great job! Now they're watching TV with all the lights turned out and just the tree lights on.
What a great time of year this is!
I have a couple of quilty type of ornaments. First are some hearts I made about 8 years ago...
Next is a cathedral window ornament my wonderful MIL made for my oldest son's first Christmas...HERE. Super fast and easy to make, and a great way to use up scraps!HERE. It's easier than it looks :)