We put our tree up over the weekend. Yes, I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet. You can see my previous post for my justification. :)
When Adam first opened the big box we keep the tree in, Jay got excited and said "tis tis tree!" I couldn't believe he knew what it was. It wasn't even put together yet. And I didn't think he knew what a Christmas tree even was.
He wanted to help through the whole process. When Adam was putting the stand together Jayden was carrying heavy tree pieces across the room. He was signing build. He brought the top part over and told Adam it goes on top.
When Adam put the first ornament on the tree, Jayden ran to the kitchen and got a dish towel to hang on it, which I found hilarious.
We gave him some soft ornaments he could put on the tree.
But he got bored pretty quick and went up to this room and got his tunnel out.
And played with his parking garage.
And then there were snacks.
And he found the Nook.
And by that point he had really forgotten all about the tree.
Since then he has left it alone for the most part. Except for crawling under it a few times to get to where the cat was sleeping. The first time he did it, I had no idea where he was. I could hear his muffled voice and then I realized he was behind the tree saying "Mommy! Stuck! Tree! Cat!"