so mary had mentioned the other day that her kids were having fun 'decorating' the christmas tree which was up, but bare, and she kept finding random little things stuck in the branches. well, the decorating elves have apparently struck my house too.
as i was sitting in the chair tonight, settling micah down, i was gazing at the tree and trying to place one of the ornaments i was seeing on a lower branch. it looked vaguely like a sheep, but was too far away to really see, and i was going through a mental inventory of our millions of ornaments trying to remember if we had a sheep ornament. but then i put micah to bed and started cleaning up and totally forgot about it. i cleaned up the dining room and kitchen and, although i forgot to take a 'before' picture, i did remember the 'after', and it now looks like this:
as soon as i finish this post, i'm right back in there, and hopefully i'll have an 'after' pic to post later. as i was picking up the kids' nativity set, i noticed it was missing a lot of the figures. so i started looking around and noticed this in the tree: hey, isn't that a shepherd? but wait, there's more: it couldn't be... a sheep?
mary, baby Jesus, and an angel were under the tree, so who knows where they started out.
okay, i'm off to finish cleaning. that tickled my funny bone, so i had to take pictures.
have the decorating elves struck your house yet???