Yesterday I posted a picture of my three beautiful grandbabies. They are so cute and so sweet and so very mobile! Bill and I were talking about our Christmas tree Tuesday night and we both agreed that we should pass on our regular tree filled with extra special (and sometimes breakable) ornaments this year. We need to go for safety first. My living room is small and it will be difficult to keep the little ones away from the tree. So we decided to go with plastic and soft ornaments this year...except for a few little favorites tucked up high.
This is so hard for me ~ I'm pretty traditional in my Christmas decorating. But Mandy and I went shopping at Target and she thought if we were going to do something different we should do something REALLY different. So we went with shiny, glittery, sparkly plastic in bright, happy colors. Did I say this is hard for me? It is!
But each of my grandbabies will be under the age of two for Christmas and they are very curious...especially Elijah & Charlotte. I don't want to worry about something breaking and someone getting hurt, and I want the adults to be able to relax while we're in that room ~ so the tree is going to have a very different look this year. I started working on it last night. I was also babysitting so I had a little help. She loves these ornaments and because they're plastic she can examine them to her heart's content.
The tree still needs some work, but here's a couple tiny peeks. I snuck in the little house...just to make me feel better about all the plastic! I need to find a few more things like it.
The plastic is pretty much in place. I just need to find some soft stuff to tuck in the holes in the branches. I'll post some pictures when it's complete....maybe! The tree will be so different from last year...but it'll be perfect for exploring little hands. 'Cause even if they're told no they're going to manage to touch a few. And they'll squeeze them...but it'll be okay....because they're plastic!