Yesterday was our big Christmas tree putting up evening. I won't post a photo yet as it's still missing the addition of the train, teddy bear family and the sleigh of soft toys that live under the tree. The tree and it's zillion decorations was enough. We have a fairly traditional romantic Christmas tree with lots of twinkly lights and an array of ornaments, many of which were gifts or collected on our travels. Here are a few of my favourite (at the moment) decorations
This is a little Inuit on a sled that we brought in Banff, Canada. Doesn't he look joyful.This is a beautiful hand painted glass ornament my brother and his girlfriend brought from the Christmas Markets in Belgium (I think). It's one of three and they are so light and delicate. There was some debate as to whether these should stay in their box this year with "Little Miss I want to pull myself up on anything" around.
This one (which is one of a pair) really surprised me as I didn't realise I'd kept it. Handmade by Rainbow aged 1.Decorating the tree was followed by a roast chicken and a chocolate strawberry Christmas tree. Today Rainbow spent a large portion of the day undecorating the tree so that she could play with the decorations. She is so excited. Christmas gets better and better with children to share it with.
PS A friend made a suggestion regarding the pudding wish dilemma. Stay tuned until Rainbow's party on Sunday to find our solution.