After dinner we walked over to the atrium to watch the Christmas tree lighting. We nearly missed it. Even though we had skipped dessert, it seemed like we got out of dinner fairly late. I recorded the xmas tree lighting on my video camera. I will come back and add it to this post once I located the video camera! They played one of the Trans Siberian orchestra songs with the lights on the tree and garland on the railings all coordinated flashing. We have sailed on two previous Xmas cruises on Royal Caribbean and neither of them had a tree lighting event. So I thought it was a nice touch.
To give you an idea of the size, here is my son testing it's durability.
I set it up and gave my son a bath in his tub. It was way past his bed time at this point and we were worried about his becoming unmanageable at this point. But he did really well! We put him in the crib and draped muslin blankets around the sides so he wouldn't see us. Yes I know it sounds strange, but he's a fabulous sleeper. He has slept in his own room since he first came home from the hospital. I firmly believe that babies know the smell of their parents and some of them will wake more easily knowing they are right there. So we did our best to "hide" from him in the cabin at night. Once he's asleep, we were able to watch TV without him waking.
My son's sleep habits are very routine. He woke up at 6am, just like he does at home. This is what we saw every morning peering over at us...