The tree is up! I love getting the christmas tree. We went to the garden centre as usual, except for the year that Rob talked me into going to to cheap place that sets up shop and we got a tree and it drooped within days. Here is the one we picked (Meg is with us, she was running round and round the tree and was at the back!).
Betsy and Meg really enjoyed decorating it, and Betsy was delighted with the results.
Rob had to cut a the lower branches to fit it into the box stand, and he made a wreath for our front door with them. It's brilliant! I'm so impressed.
Today was the our co-op nativity. We haven't been involved in rehearsals as Freddie didn't want to be in it, and it would have been very difficult to go to the rehearsal sessions without him feeling bored and irritated. Betsy and Meg had small parts as wolves, and we arrived in time to do the run through before the proper performance.
Afterwards there was food, and carols, and dancing. We also did a secret santa. The kids were allocated someone and we got presents from the charity shop or from their own unwanted toys. It was excellent and worked really well.
Eric the Elf has been busy since he arrived on the 1st.
To begin with the kids were a bit unenthusiastic about Eric, but now they love to look around the room and find out what he's been up to.
I'm off to visit my friends and their new baby tomorrow, leaving Rob on duty. I've made a little quilt, I'll take a photo in daylight before I wrap it up. I'm really pleased with it.