On the weekend we had to go to the shops to do a few jobs. While we were there, the kids were excitedly playing on the escalators in Myer (poor, deprived children - there are no escalators in shops close to our home!) and we accidentally went a few floors higher than we needed to and ended up in the Christmas decoration section. I was secretly excited, I love Myer's Christmas displays and as we were browsing through the decorations Jaron and I decided that we would each choose a new decoration for the Christmas tree. And not just for this year, every year from now on we will go back to Myer (play on the escalators) and let the kids choose any random decoration they like (it was hard not to influence their decisions, but we let them go for it!). I do like a Christmas tree with coordinated decorations, but I know that in a few years time, when our hand-picked decorations start taking over, we will all enjoy the tree even more and have fun looking out for "our own" decorations.
Jaron choose this Santa because it reminded him of a Santa he had growing up.
This is Lil's sparkly butterfly - she was torn between all things pretty but after about 53 choices, finally settled on this one.
Tommy loves trains so I'm happy he picked something that reflects him at the moment.
I walked away with this pretty, sparkly hummingbird.
And Oscar was on the hunt for the "fanciest" decoration he could find! I didn't expect him to go for something like this, but he loves it!!!
And that's our new tradition - well, I don't know if you can technically call it a tradition yet, because we've only done it once, but we'll definitley be keeping this one!
Did you know it's only 50 days until Christmas?! Today I started to get excited and might begin playing Christmas carols tomorrow... 50 days isn't really long enough to enjoy Christmas festivities, is it?