Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Lighting of the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

This year we decided to scale back on the Christmas tree a little and go with a 4.5 ft Target special for a few reasons. One, we are in a transitional dwelling that would not accommodate a normal size tree without losing a couple of main pieces of furniture. Two, Duke has been on a recent destruction rampage when we leave the house for any length of time. A few casualties have been the remote control, throw pillows, and an arm cushion to one of the boys' chairs. Don't worry, we're working to get this issue resolved. Three, we were not sure how the boys could handle glass heirloom ornaments within such ease of reach and we wanted something they could enjoy without breaking.

This is a video of the first time we plugged in our Charlie Brown tree for the boys. As you can see, they were a little excited about this strange occurrence. Why were mommy and daddy bringing a tree in the house? Why were pretty, colorful lights covering this tree? Why were mommy and daddy putting it within reach? Fortunately, the novelty beyond this first encounter has faded. Now, there's no screaming or prodding. They simply point and pause upon passing by. We have enjoyed the beginnings of what we hope to be lifelong Christmas traditions in our family, but it will probably be another year or so until we can explain the "reason for the season."

Also, I am very proud. They are both saying "da-da," clear as a bell. You will hear a little of it on the video. By the way, one of my favorite parts of the whole thing is when they both decide to take a drink break in the middle of their Christmas cheer.


a gracious plenty said...

they are so precious. i love how parks brought wyatt some water too.
thanks for sharing.
love, katie

Anonymous said...

They seem to be so "careful" around the tree...until the video goes on and then I think, things are beginning to change for the worst.
Dante? seems to be quite patient in the background. Merry Christmas
Love to you all,

Anonymous said...

I only know you through JenMom. I have to say that this may very well be the cutest Christmas video I have ever seen. Your boys are precious!


GrandPa said...

The boys are growing and learning so fast...they are adorable....wish we could see them...Linda and Mr. E

JMom said...

Adorable!!!!! I love their shirts? Did you make them?

JMom said...

PS- The drink part is stinkin' sweet!