Today we went for a hike to find our tree. Mission accomplished. This year we had some whiners and the process seemed to take a bit longer but we found the 2009 tree, decorated it and we are now sitting and enjoying the lights. Even though we had to deal with the whining, it is so fun to see the kids get so excited about everything. A few years back several people gave us musical Santa's. . .I'm not sure why. . .we had never had any, never mentioned them, but for some reason we ended up with 3 different ones. They are loud, they sing and dance, and one even rides a bike. . .needless to say, the kids love them. So playing with them provided some long lasting entertainment.