Christmas Ornaments

December 2, 2009

I just love decorating for Christmas, well mostly decorating the Christmas tree.  If you recall last year we did a little tree in the corner on side table with minimal Christmas ornaments.  But not this year, this year I am pulling out the big tree and going all out with a few exceptions, no breakable ornaments near the bottom of the tree, or really not many ornaments at the bottom at all, since the boys still like to pull the occasional ornament down.  Mostly they have been pretty good about leaving the ornaments alone.

One of my very first posts was about Christmas ornaments and how special they are too me.  I generally love to go places and buy new ornaments, little gift shops always have some of the cutest ones.  So typically as I am unwrapping and putting out the ornaments I am remembering who they are from or why I bought them and it brings back all the wonderful memories

So I thought I would share some of my favorite ornaments on my tree this year.

First up are these two leaf wrapped earthy apple and pear ornaments I recently purchased at the Dairy Farm gift shop, I think they are darn cute!

This ornament I got for my Whitey kitty a few years ago, it’s a fat white cat.  How many cat ornaments do you see, seriously!  I just love this one.

As I am taking pictures and placing ornaments I have helpers trying to remove ornaments

I found these two peanut ornaments when I was pregnant with the boys, it was special to me because we use to call them our little peanuts.

As a way to discourage the boys from the big tree I set them up their own little tree in their room with toddler friendly ornaments

Little W favorite ornament is this little wooden train, I think we got this from my mom.

and Little H’s favorite is this John Deere Hat ornament, I got this last year because I knew they couldn’t break a hat!

It seems no matter what I do to discourage them from the big Christmas tree, this is still their favorite hang out

I am guessing it’s soft under there

Thanks for joining me on my little Christmas tree tour.

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Kelly’s Korner “Show us your christmas tree”

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BK December 2, 2009 at 1:05 am

A beautifully done Christmas Tree. I would have thought that your helpers were trying to remove the decorations until I read in another blog the same thing happened. They were just trying to help you redecorate it. 🙂


Cheryl W December 2, 2009 at 1:45 am

Those are adorable. What a great idea for a toddler friendly tree. I saw your little peanut ornament and wondered if you have ever heard of Find-the-pickle? Originally the ornament is a pickled shaped one, and the object is mom and dad hide the pickle ornament somewhere on the tree (would be great for when your lil ones are a bit older), and the kids search for it. Whoever finds it, wins a little prize. Of course yours would be find the peanut. It’s just a nice tradition. We do it every year as we are decorating the tree. Of course we have 2 teens and 1 five year old. The five yr old always wins, she just has really good eyes.

Oh and I love the picture of them under the tree looking up, our daughter does the exact same thing and it is so precious.


Sweet Pea Reply:

@Cheryl W, Cheryl yes we have a tiny little pickle you can kind of see it between my two leaf wrapped ornaments it the second picture. We always do that tradition at my parents house, but I will start probably next year with the boys.


Sara Elizabeth Bonds @ The OmniCouple December 2, 2009 at 6:03 am

Hanging out under the Christmas tree looks like so much fun! I love this time of year. Your tree is beautiful.

By the way, I love your new blog design. It is beautiful!


Kathleen@so much to say, so little time December 2, 2009 at 6:39 am

Almost every one of our Christmas ornaments has special meaning. I can remember where I bought them, (or who gave them to me), and in some cases they bring up lots of memories–for instance, we have a gold-dipped aspen leaf we got in Colorado on our best vacation ever. And I have a little angel playing the flute that I bought on a trip to Cape Cod.

We haven’t put our tree up yet, but your post is making me look forward to it even more! I love the shot of the kids lying underneath it. Ours is pokey pine every year (that’s what grows in mid-Missouri) so no one wants to get quite that close. LOL


sheila December 2, 2009 at 6:52 am

I love how each ornament holds a memory. And I love the idea of the little trees! SMART!


Cassie December 2, 2009 at 7:22 am

I love that the boys have their own tree! That is a smart idea and something I will probably need to look into for next year!


blueviolet December 2, 2009 at 7:24 am

Your tree is really lovely and you’ve collected some wonderful ornaments. I think the pears you just purchased are so unique!


Sarah at SmallWorld December 2, 2009 at 7:29 am

I love those pears! I remember for years we decorated from about the middle of the tree on up and left the bottom bare so that toddlers/cats didn’t pull off ornaments. Our pictures from then are so funny!


Kim @ What's That Smell? December 2, 2009 at 8:11 am

The one of them under the tree is priceless!

That is a great idea about them having their own small tree.


Lacie December 2, 2009 at 8:31 am

Beautiful tree! I saw your peanut ornament and it reminded me that I didn’t put our pickle ornament on the tree 🙁


Amy December 2, 2009 at 8:36 am

We are getting our tree soon. I am sure I will have a little one hanging out there also..


Cascia @ Healthy Moms December 2, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Your tree is beautiful. I love your new blog design too.


Susie's Homemade December 2, 2009 at 7:06 pm

It look gorgeous!!


Kelly@ In Everything... December 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm

I think it’s great that they like to hide out UNDER the tree… my three never did that!! But I think it could be a really fun hideout:) You have some really creative (or mischievous) little boys on your hands… so much fun!!


Twincerly,Olga December 2, 2009 at 11:22 pm

what great pics!! your kids are too precious! stop by


BZMomma December 3, 2009 at 1:17 am

BEAUTIFUL Tree and cute lil’ helpers!

I love how your ornaments all tell a story and I’m hoping, starting this year, mine will too (since the girls made some). I DEFINITELY see the point in having a tree for the kiddies…I didn’t get it before – my sister had one for her daughter – but I definitely get it now!

Happy WW!


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Jacqueline December 9, 2009 at 1:20 am

That is so nice the tradition you have started with your family concerning the ornaments! I wish we would have done something similar, but when you start a family at the age of 20 and have a baby every other year, it gets tough sometimes. I’m so glad to see that you have something extra special to do with your family during this time of year in looking forward to Christmas! 🙂


Ells December 14, 2009 at 12:31 am

I do like your toddler-friendly tree and that sweet picture of the boys under the big tree – that’s my favorite perspective, too!


Hootin' Anni December 14, 2009 at 5:43 am

BEAUTIFUL!! Everything is so festive. Love the kids under the tree…that’s what it’s all about.

mY tOUR iS nOW sHARED….come by, if you can, to visit. Happy Holidays!



Abbie December 14, 2009 at 3:05 pm

I LOVE that your boys like to hang out under the tree! Also, the peanuts! How sweet! I love the stories behind ornaments, too!


Krista December 14, 2009 at 5:38 pm

I love the boys under the tree! So sweet! And the peanut ornaments – do die for! Thanks for the tour, Merry Christmas!


cristin @ simplified bee December 14, 2009 at 8:29 pm

Darling tree and little boy.

Merry Christmas,


Totallyscrappy December 14, 2009 at 10:24 pm

I love your peanut ornaments. Thanks for having me over!


Cherry Blossom December 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

We have the same tradition with ornaments. I love it! Found you at the Nester’s Home Tour. If you want to see my tour you can see it here:


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