Yes, the tree is up! I told the kids it couldn’t go up until after Rosie’s birthday. So Barney woke up the day after Rosie’s birthday squealing ‘yay we get to put the tree up today!’ And that was that. We bought a new tree this year; a black one. The tree we had been using for 16 years is actually older than me, very large and far too wide for a living room. So now we have a swanky black one to match our sofa’s.
This year we put it up together, whilst eating mince pies with cream. Rosie was asleep, but her eyes near popped out of her head when she came down and saw this massive, twinkly big thing full of shiny baubles in her living room! We put all the non breakable ones at the bottom so that she can have fun pulling them off. We can’t put our presents under yet, as she has now learnt how to open presents and would undoubtedly have them all opened well before Christmas!