Every year our family has the same tradition a couple weeks before Christmas; we go out to a local tree farm and choose a live tree to decorate. For the last 2 years we have gone to the same farm. It is really neat – they have a hayride to get to the trees, hot chocolate and cookies while you wait for your tree to be baled, and live reindeer for the kids to see. Yesterday was really warm but today was not! It was cold and windy. Ben was very unhappy about the wind….
It was very cold and because we didn’t have a cart to carry the tree on, we chose one of the first trees we saw and hurried back into the (relative) warmth of the barn. Isaac and Jonny behaved very well and had a great time, but Jonny’s teeth were chattering by the time we left. Ben fussed for most of the trip. Once we got home into the real warmth he was much happier. I think some of my tropical genes have definitely been passed on to him! 😉
The older two were very excited and did a great job of decorating the bottom half of the tree while Ben watched from his swing. The top half is for Mom and Dad to put the breakable ornaments, but I am too tired to do it tonight. I think it will wait until tomorrow, after all, Christmas is still 3 weeks away!