1. It is difficult, yet still possible, to maintain a live, decorated tree in the midst of 3 toddlers. About once a day Kiki decides to pull off every ornament within reach and bring them to me. And being a glutton for punishment, I always put them back.
2. Christmas tree skirts make great capes for adults and toddlers alike. (There will be no photo of the adult, however.)
3. Getting that "perfect" Christmas picture is just not going to happen. Here is one attempt: