We spent Saturday after Turkey Day in a very festive spirit, starting with our annual trip to the tree farm to cut down our tree. It was a beautiful day and X-man is at the age this year where he totally "gets it." He could hardly contain himself, he was so excited. We marched through the fields inspecting tree after tree, and when Tyler, a very helpful college kid working weekends at the family tree farm, showed up to assist us, X-man made fast friends, immediately grasping his hand and tugging him along on our journey to find THE perfect tree. Oh to be 3 again...he makes friends with such ease! Tyler suggested we take the tractor out to the "south field" to see if we could find something suitable. The boys were THRILLED with the prospect, and off we went. Upon arrival, I hopped off of the trailer, scanned the field and knew I had found our tree. I honed in, like a heat seeking missile...our tree! J insisted he do the cutting, though Tyler offered to do the job and the boys both "helped." Our tree was hauled back to the shed where we enjoyed some warm apple cider as our tree was shaken...it was there we found our lovely "little" tree (it was little compared to it's friends) was 8 1/2 feet tall! Definitely the largest tree we have ever had, but it is beautiful.
|The tree-shaker was fascinating!|
|Daddy's little helpers|
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...now if we could just get some of that white stuff! :)