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The Christmas Tree

10:33 pm Dougie

In Dallas, we have lots of special ornaments that go on the tree each year. There are several I made in Grade 1 (including a very pathetic looking popcorn and cranberry string). We haven’t let Dougie get too involved in decorating because he has played with the various things and broken several of them. We didn’t bring any of our special ornaments out to Calgary though so we had to get something new. Since the new ornaments have no sentimental value at all – enter Dougie, the decorator.

We started off by letting Dougie have full creative control of where the balls went. But he put them too low.


Too low is defined as anywhere that Connie can reach. So, we asked him to put them higher.


Better, but we weren’t going to get a lot on that way. So, in stepped Dad to help.


That was better, but apparently, Dougie felt his creativity was being stifled. So, he dragged his learning tower over to the tree and took matters into his own hands.


There we go, high enough to be away from Connie but still allowing for that “Dougie Flair.”


We would move the tower occasionally to give him access to another area but it worked out perfectly. Here is Dougie showing off his end result.


The whole tree


Hang on, let’s get a better look at those branches.


Hmm, that’s certainly some ornament density. On the average branch, there were at least 5 balls. We’re not even sure how he managed to fit them all on there.

After Dougie went to bed, we made a few modifications – purely for structural and safety reasons – honest. :)

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