A baby-proof Christmas
Despite my best intentions to post about some of the things we have been doing to celebrate the Christmas holiday, life this month has blitzed by and somehow I never got to it. So I thought that before we take the Christmas tree down, which is slated for later today, I should tell you about it. Mostly, I just wanted to remember how much fun Wyatt has had playing with the lowest branches and how we came up with a fairly kid-friendly solution to decorations this year.
As is our tradition, we ventured out with friends Ryan, Darcy, and Arlo to get the tree the day after Thanksgiving. We took home a noble fir that smells great, even now. In an effort to keep the tree from being a child hazard and to eliminate one more "no zone" for Wyatt, we opted for simple decorations -- white lights and a felted wool garland.
As for the lights, I used cool-to-the-touch LED white lights this year (in a warm white color) so that when Wyatt touched them they wouldn't be hot. Inevitably, he put them in his mouth a few times but we taught him not to fairly quickly. Now he swings the branches, lights, and garland every time ambles by.
|Will and Wy amid the garland making.|
|Will and his mom, Carrie|
|Wyatt tangling himself up in the felt|
|Wyatt, Decemeber 8, 2011, with our tree.|