I'm happy to report that we have a Christmas tree in our living room. Not only that, but it's been standing there for several days, and Delphinium has not pulled it over even once! Even better, she actually leaves the ornaments in place as well. She has actually been better about it than the cat who has tried more than once to make low-hanging ornaments into toys. A few times every day, the baby toddles to the living room, announces "tree!" and does a little giggle of appreciation.
The process of getting the tree was quite exciting too. Grandma and MD piled in the car with us, and we all set out for a lot near our house. Last year we went out to a farm in the country, and walked up and down the rows, but this year we were much more in a lot frame of mind. Delphinium did not mind at all. She played peek-a-boo around the trees, and then watched in awe as they wrapped our tree and put it on the roof of the car. Perhaps the most exciting part was going inside to pay because they had a selection of ornaments, and do you know what kind they had? Butterflies! Ever since the incident at the science center, Delphinium is obsessed with them, so we picked out a red "hop hop" to take home.
These days I can tell which activities mean the most to the baby because she wants to talk about them at bedtime. The tale of butterflies on her head is a near constant favorite. However, the tale of the Christmas tree is running a close second. Who knows what might happen when there are actual presents under that tree! What fun.