Jocelyn: What’s that?
Me: A tree skirt.
Jocelyn: A tree skirt? Is the tree going to dance?
We attended the Jack London Square tree lighting ceremony on Friday night. They have a whole assortment of events and entertainment, but we knew that the girls wouldn’t last two hours down there. We picked the girls up from school and we out to dinner, which is becoming one of Jocelyn's favorite things to do (Aja likes it only when there's food directly in front of her). We arrived at the ceremony just before the tree was lit. I think Jocelyn was most excited about the fake snow that spat out over the crowd, but her eyes got wide as we counted down, and went from this:
At home, I finished my own version of trimming the tree. Aja calls all the ornaments apples. “Mo apples! Mo apples,” and then she and Jocelyn touch each and every one. It’s a constant battle to get them to back up from the tree, but it’s worth it.
Jocelyn asked where the presents were and I told her they would arrive closer to Christmas. So she pulled all the books off the bookshelf and starting arranging them, telling her sister, “Come on Aja, these are our presents.”
This is my favorite time of year.