Our Christmas tree has been pulling double duty this year. Not only is it pretty to look at, its practical too-- every time Jake's upset, we simply carry him over to the tree and let him reach for a few ornaments, and he's instantly calm(er). Its proven handy for practice sessions of sitting up as well. Nothing motivates Jake to work on his core than the promise of a sparkly ornament if he can just reach a. little. bit. farther. (Supervised, of course.) We've had one casualty so far; Jake was in my arms and wrapped those little fingers around an ornament in lightning speed only to lose his grip, and it went crashing to the floor. Ah well, our ornaments are only from Target's clearance. ;) I'm enjoying my fully-decorated tree this year since next year I know we can only have the top half decorated!