Thursday, December 4, 2008

Theme Thursday - Togetherness

Although I dont have pictures of all of us together, we still had a very nice morning last weekend decorating the Christmas tree. I got the Sunday paper and looked through the ads, while Ella at breakfast and Daddy was still sleeping. It wasn't my intention to decorate the Christmas tree that morning, until I looked at the Target ad and saw boxes of ornaments for $2.00! What a steal. We have a fake tree that has lights on it, and last year we just set it up and put the few ornaments we had on it. We probably had a dozen or so that had Ella's name on them that we got for gifts. Since Ella was too young last year to really understand, I didn't spend the money on a ton of ornaments to cover the tree. The lights we beautiful enough for me. But this year was different. It was time we got into the Christmas spirit.

So Ella and I got dressed and took off to Target to buy some cheapo ornaments to decorate our tree. When we got home, I told her to go into my room and wake up her Daddy nicely then ask him if he could put the tree up for us so we could decorate. When she walked into the bedroom, Keith happen to open his eyes at that moment (he's not a morning person) which led Ella to believe he was already awake and she screams, "Daddy, Daddy, Can you please put up the Christmas tree for us?"

Keith was a little startled at the thought of doing work the second he woke up....But he was a trooper. He eventually got up, took a shower and started putting the tree up.

Ella's job was to put all of the hooks on the on the ornaments. She was thrilled that she had a job to do and kept telling us that it was "her job to get all of the work done".

While we were at Target, I let Ella pick out a special ornament. She chose this snowflake.


"Look Mommy! Two Ella's!"


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Stacy December 4, 2008 at 1:36 PM  

Love this series of shots - so beautiful and definitely CHRISTMASY. :) Ella is adorable in her concentration on her super serious job. Good job, little one!

Shelly December 4, 2008 at 1:53 PM  

Your little Ella is SO cute! I just love the picture you took of her with her reflection in the two Christmas ornaments - how creative! I hope you have a lovely Christmas.

MGF December 4, 2008 at 2:27 PM  

Such a great group of pictures.

You got great focus and detail. the colro is swesome and lighting . wow.
I seriously need to get out my decorations. My it's snowing and cold- maybe this weekend.

Christina December 4, 2008 at 2:58 PM  

Another awesome series! These are so fun and Christmasy. She looks so serious about her job - after all, she has to get ALL the work done! hehe!Love that hat in the first pic, too.

Christina December 4, 2008 at 2:59 PM  

oh, and the last reflections pic - totally cool!

Kimberly December 4, 2008 at 5:04 PM  

Those are some amazing photos! Ella picked out a lovely snowflake ornament.

HipMomma December 4, 2008 at 6:03 PM  

Cute decorating hat she has on! LOVE the shot of the ornaments in the box. Nice. And the ones with the reflections.

Anonymous December 4, 2008 at 6:33 PM  

What fun!! Great shots, too! I remember feeling all important to have that job. lol!

Maggie December 4, 2008 at 11:42 PM  

What a great way to spend some time together - and great holiday shots too!

carrie December 4, 2008 at 11:56 PM  

Those are beautiful! I love that her job is to get ALL of the work done, too! Gettin' her ready for motherhood someday! :-)

Such a gorgeous series, every last one!

Jaimee December 5, 2008 at 10:31 AM  

oooh! What a fun morning!!

That shot of the ornaments in the box is AMAZING!! And, that last one is hysterical!!!

Maya December 8, 2008 at 1:55 PM  

That last shot with her reflection is so cute. I love those simple ornaments!

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