Lights and little trees...

This is the front of our Christmas card.  

When the Christmas Bush was still a Monster, Eva was only happy when she had the lights.
I didn't let her eat them for more than a second... I promise.
The inside reads "May your holidays be merry and bright!"
Cheesy, I know - but so is putting your baby on your holiday card.

I never thought I would be "that parent" that sends out cards and pictures of their child when ever there is an excuse to do so.

At this point, I would send a brag book of her to everyone... regardless if they wanted it not.

Recently, at the library, there was a bonsai show.
I walked around for a little while showing Eva the "pretty trees."
Up until she tried to grab one.
 I thought the owner was going to have an aneurism.

I was eavesdropping and heard things like:
"She was such a scraggly thing after I first trimmed her."
"My big guy here picked up some mold a few shows ago... I am so glad we are over it now."
"Look how much foliage she has grown over this season"
"She finally bloomed... yep... she did it!  Sooner than I thought too!"
"After her limb was infected... it was touch and go for a few weeks."
(Really, I kid you not.)

They were so proud, and so attentive to these little plants.
Some had names even.
There was a contest to get your tree featured in a calendar.
There was a lot of hope to be on the cover.

I get it -----"little tree" growers.
I do.

The Paper Mama


Victoria said...

Adorable picture! Hysterical Post! Happy Holidays!

Summer said...

Too cute! Great idea with the lights.

Chelsey - The Paper Mama said...

Cute cute!

Linkie Lueville said...

So CUTE! This makes me go AWEEEEEEEE! A total melt your heart photo!

Joni said...

Awww. this is adorable!

Jessica said...

Adorable! Very cute christmas card you have there!

The Mrs. said...

Great photo and I <3 your humor :)

Lisa said...

Love the glow!

L. said...

Cute and cheesy-what's not to like? :)

kriznizzel said...

This is a great shot! our little girl is a cutie, I'm your newest follower Kristy