We got the first few stars down for the base of the tree before the frosting in the green piping bag burst out of its seams. So we transferred it to another plastic bag. Carefully. With a lot of laughter involved.
And eventually we had a tree waiting for decoration...
And finally our masterpiece
Aren't we good? Oh and then, the most important part, was that Ally put the tree near the mantle and Bill, Ally and I all stood back to admire the tree. It's always necessary to admire your work and make comments like, "Wow, that looks nice."