Wednesday, December 17, 2008

¡Mi Arbolito!

¡Mi árbolito! ¡Mi árbolito!
Qué bello y brillante.
In high school my Spanish class learned Christmas songs and went caroling to the Spanish-speaking community. It was a lot of fun and I still remember the words to some of the songs. Mi árbolito translates to my little tree, sung to the tune of "Oh, Christmas Tree." I sing it whenever I see my (not-so-little) Christmas tree. The (artificial) tree is so tall in fact that there is only one place for it in our house: the two-story tall entry way!
Another problem with having such a large tree is the need for lots of ornaments! I so wish I would have bought more of those over-sized red and orange balls our first Christmas, but now I just have to make the most of them. I put them all on the front of the tree and let Millie decorate the backside with all the other random ornaments we have collected. This year I did splurge and added these to the front of the tree.
Sometimes I miss the smell of a real tree, but I don't miss the messy needles, the endless fight to make it stand up straight, the watering, or the lighting. So, pretty much I love our artificial tree. Even if it's too tall to put in front of a window :)


Melodie Anne said...

Ha ha! I would love to get our trees together. Mine sits on a window ledge in our front room. It's like 15" high, it and the lights and ornaments are from the dollar store. Oh how life must change when you're out of school! Your tree looks great! Jolly Holidays!

bandkworky said...

My tree is standing but not yet decorated. I can't find the lights so I have to go buy them and just haven't had the time and always seem to forget at walmart. I love your decorations.

Hey It's Natée said...

I knew it! I figured if any of my cousins had a blog, you would. I just googled your name and found it. I'm going to add you to my blog-stalking list. You can check mine out if you're bored-

Your little family is so adorable. I hope you all have a fun Christmas!