On this shortest day of the year, we started with a rather boring tree, no lights and only a few decorations. Truth be told, it is not unusual at all for me to put up a tree 3 or 4 days before Christmas and then leave it up through the first week of January. So, although I feel like I came to real decoration of our little tree late, I was just about on time for my own clock.
When I asked Julia what she wanted to decorate the tree with, what else would she say but dinosaurs. With the help of her therapist, Ellen, they spent the whole morning making dinosaur decorations for the tree. I took off the few decorations and put lights and sparklies and icicles and other decorations.
And at the bottom of the tree, is a whole host of dinosaurs to serve as decoration and to guard our tree. It seems to be working well. No one, apart from DiDi Chi, has come anywhere near the tree.
On the mantle, I put up a few of our regular decorations.
And had to add just one dino for balance.