Actually it was a pretty fun afternoon. I liked that I could let them pull everything out of boxes and not worry about them breaking things (too much.) I loved their excitement. I loved watching them find all their ornaments and remembering when they got them. I love how quickly they decorate a tree. I even love their clumps of ornaments on the tree.
The afternoon's pictures:
Casey never shies from an opportunity to pose.
Jack waits patiently so he can put the first present under the tree.
Casey helps Daddy under the tree. He's turning it to hide the bad spots. Yes, our fake tree has bad spots.
More smiling and posing.
Pulling all the ornaments out and "staging" them for tree decorating.
Casey's clump of special ornaments.
Casey's favorite Cinderella ornament that's lost its wheels from rough handling over the past two years. She kept asking who broke it and denied that she would have done that when we told her she did it.
Jack hanging an ornament.
Jack's turn to put the angel on the tree.
Jack as a human crane.
Casey makes sure the angel looks good.