Thursday, November 29, 2012

Santa Came Early

I guess it's taboo to have children and refuse to buy a Christmas tree. Fine. We heard you last year. We bought a Christmas tree the week after Christmas last year, shoved it in the back of our garage, and were sooooo happy to finally be able to unwrap our purchase this year to see if we even liked the thing.
Jeff and Eli made a great team.
They took breaks every now and then to check for Santa out the window.
The next day, Eli helped me with the decorating. We have cheapo dollar store ornaments that don't come with the strings already attached. So my instructions to him were, "Eli, throw these balls at the tree until they stick." He did a great job.
I love walking out of Carson's room and seeing our hard work gleaming in the mirror.
With our Christmas tree up, it got us thinking about what we wanted for Christmas. I told Jeff my visiting teacher had just come over and I was almost embarrassed to invite her in because our whole living room is COVERED in spit-up stains. It's horrible. All over our floors and couch.
We decided we'd had it with our old couch and it was time to upgrade to furniture that can withstand our spewing, slimy children. One quick trip to RC Willey and problem solved:
We splurged and got a "Papa Bear Chair." I have such fond memories of sitting on my Dad's lap on Sundays in his recliner. I felt like Jeff needed a snuggle chair, too.
The Papa Bear Chair is a red/black marbled color. It's really pretty especially when the sun is shining into our living room. The couch and love seat are both black.

Spit up all you want Carson.
Love them! I feel so established to have furniture that didn't come from a yard sale!
Here Eli is showing off the color of the chair.
Fits just right.
Oh. Why, what's that under the tree?
If we're going to have one present early, we might as well do all of them early.
You may now welcome us to the world of smart phones.
I had a hard time committing to the overpriced monthly payment of smart phones, but our phones were both on their death beds so we decided to take the plunge.
I already don't know how I ever lived without a smart phone. Sayonara my dear friend!
Merry early Christmas to us. Now I have to go lay on my new couches and deal with my buyer's remorse.

6 comments:

Kenzman said...

HAhahaha please tell me you are still celebrating christmas on actual christmas and that you have stuff to open! Or maybe it can become a new tradition in your home to celebrate Christmas three weeks before anyone else does-- cuz you guys are cool like that.

Natalie&Brad said...

Your old couch wasn't as bad as ours. Can we have it? :D

Leslie Christensen said...

love it.. im happy you have a tree. and so fun to have new couches! they look soo comfy. i love that you got a recliner for the daddy chair. so good. merry christmas. haha.

Leslie Christensen said...

love it.. im happy you have a tree. and so fun to have new couches! they look soo comfy. i love that you got a recliner for the daddy chair. so good. merry christmas. haha.

Kim said...

Looking at the front of Carson's shirt and pants--I think it's high time you got some washable furniture. I think I'll cover my couch in plastic next time he comes to visit.

jlthomas said...

Did you know that changing your kid's pants when they have spit up all over them is both easier and less expensive than a whole new furniture set?