Wednesday, January 13, 2010

O Tannenbaum

It is so sad that Christmas has come and gone. We had a lot of fun having our first Christmas in our "new" house. My favorite was getting to decorate, especially the tree!

Erin left one day all bundled up and told us to behave. I don't know why she always tell us to behave when she knows us better than that. But we said we would because she promised a big surprise when she got back. A few hours later she pulled up to the house with something bundled to the car. It was a Christmas Tree!

Oooo...look a tree!

We were so excited. I must admit I wanted to go with Erin to pick the tree out and cut it down but no matter. Erin let us put the tree up all by ourselves. I got to cut the extra stump off, Jesse screwed the tree to the stand, and D.J. got in the way.


We drug it into the house and before you could say "holy shepherd" we had the tree all decorated. Erin didn't even get a snap off before we were finished. Of course she says it was because she was too busy cleaning up the carnage we left in the yard from getting the tree off the car and onto the stand. But I stand by she was just too scared to come back into the house.


After all that hard work, Erin told us to get cleaned up for pictures for our Christmas Cards. Of course we haven't sent those out yet. So if you are on our mailing list you might be getting a sneak peek of what our Happy Flag Day Cards will look like. (At least at this point it will take us to Flag Day to get the cards out.)

Our first real Christmas Tree.

But we couldn't stop with a tree. We wanted to have more fun. So we set the table with Erin's Christmas dishes.

We like snowmen.

And we hung the stockings that Erin "borrowed without permission" from her parents' house.

Hanging the rented stockings

While we were doing that, Erin took out her nativity set that her aunt Lori painted when Erin was just a kid. Erin told us not to touch. She acts like we break things.

Ooo..isn't he cute...

And then we took a closer look and ran away. The only thing I asked for Christmas was for Erin to never call this shepherd to sheep sit. That poor sheep. No wonder why there were no other sheep in the scene.

Can't breath...send help

After we called the sheep abuse hot line for that little lamb, we all had a great Christmas. But then just as it started, Erin said it was time to clean up and take the tree down. Which I didn't understand. I thought the tree was going to stay. It seemed nice enough just sitting in the corner, and best of all, it pooped presents! I mean, come on, what is better than a pooping present tree? But Erin said it would dry up and it might burn our house down. Which I think was just an excuse because she is a grinch. I mean she is starting fires all the time just on the other side of the room in the fireplace. I don't see the difference. Atlas, we lost our battle and had to take the tree down.

Heads up!

And of course, that means that Jesse and I had to do all the work because 2 seconds into it D.J. found a shiny bell.


But that's ok. We had a system. I climbed in the tree and dropped all the ornaments down to Jesse below.

Angelic Bombardier

And it worked well because Jesse is good at color, thus a great ornament sorter. Although, Jesse also gets distracted by shiny things, too. So Erin had to step in and help me with the rest.

Ooo shiny

And we all said good bye one last time. And Erin wrestled the tree out of the house. You know I thought that tree was all nice but it didn't go quietly. Erin was right, it was dangerous. It took out our light on the way out. D.J. tried to fix the light but it was no use.

Duct Tape! Stat!

After a vacuum, it was all over.

Voom Voom

Good bye, Christmas. We can't wait for next year. Next year will be better. Next year I'm going to pick out a bigger tree. Because you know, bigger trees poop bigger presents!


Raquel said...

You have a beautiful blog ;)
I wish if I could link your blog to mine

manus-schafe-gartenwelt said...

Your blog is so nice! Schmusibu was so happy about your comment! Her and also my english is...i´m sorry,..bad. Really bad, but we try hard to learn it.
Have a nice day and all best wishes to your sheeps
Schmusibu and Manu

Karin said...

Yay for pictures! Was J's ornament on the tree??

Sheepy said...

Raquel - Of course you can link to our blog from yours. We would be honored. Us plush sheep need to stick together you know.

Schmusibu and Manu - your English is great. I only speak one language so your way ahead of us. Erin is too cheap to give me money for classes.

Karin - yup, J's ornament was hung proudly on the tree for all to see.

Beth said...

Your tree was beautiful! I'm eagerly awaiting my Flag Day card - only 5 months to wait!

Justin said...

Definitely quite the beautiful tree. You sheep should have drug it over to the other side of the room and let Erin burn it. That's lots of fun. ;-)

Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble said...

Hi, it's a very great blog.
I could tell how much efforts you've taken on it.
Keep doing!

Erin said...

Thanks Olive Tree Guitar Ensemble.

If anyone was wondering...this post is the 125th post of the blog! I missed it when we went over 100 so we get to celebrate 125. :)

Erin said...

O Sheepy, good job using poor grammar. You're going to confused all the other sheep.

"I only speak one language so your way ahead of us." You should have said ".. so you're way ahead..." not " your way ahead..."

We should put a disclaimer on the blog that our sheep can't even speak/write English correctly.