Monday, December 07, 2009
Yesterday we did indeed get a Christmas tree. Tom got it set up and put on the lights and garland while Soren was napping. We waited for the lad to wake up before we put the ornaments on, so he could help. (Found some nice shatter-resistant ornaments at Home Depot...pretty and toddler-friendly!) He was rather impressed with the whole endeavor.
I tried to get some pictures and video of everything, but it was already starting to get dark by the time we got to decorating. The photo above is the first one I took, serendipitously capturing a look of wonder on the boy's face. Naturally, I had neglected to turn on the camera's flash, resulting in severe underexposure. Trying to fix it led to extreme graininess, so I just went ahead and processed the heck out of the image, ending up with (I think) something that looks sort of like an illustration. I actually like it quite a bit, but that's why the colors are muted and the details not so crisp.
Hmm, what else? Sunday was still very chilly. We didn't get any new snow, but a fair bit of what we got on Saturday stuck around. Nice and wintry out, setting the perfect mood for our Christmas-y activities. :)