I had forgotten how much I love this pom pom garland! I made this last year. Isn't it cheery? I managed to get the tree decorated Sunday afternoon, which was an experience. As I predicted, my little helpers made this a much more difficult task than it had to be. I think I'm going to start decorating the tree alone, after the little ones are sleep. As of now, Ava's very-first-Christmas-ornament-ever has been lost, the "Baby's First Christmas" ornament my grandma gave to her this year. Who knows what Alex did with it, but I suspect it is out in the yard somewhere. We had broken ornaments, stepped on ornaments, and ornaments that were fought over. Sounds like fun, huh? I'm glad I only took down the handmade non-breakable ones and my newly acquired cloisonne ornaments. Well, I did bring down a box of breakable ones, but quickly put those away. This is not the year (and won't be for a while) to bring out those cherished ornaments from my and my husband's childhood, nor those special ones that have been passed down through out the years. For now it's popsicle sticks covered in glitter and shiny plastic balls. Oh, and let's not forget the pom poms! Yes, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.