Monthly Archives: December 2016

Christmas Tree Hunt

As I’m typing this post I am looking at our delightful tree and half the lights are out. Oy, I can’t help but think that exemplifies life in December like no other. We are frantically trying to get everything in, all the while we are getting burnt out along the way. Everyday I feel like I’m missing some parenting moment where I can teach my kids about the real meaning of Christmas and some how I drop the ball. But we are trying over here. And we still LOVE this season and I can’t wait for Christmas!!!

Our first activity of the season was finding the perfect Christmas tree. It was one of those days where it was exceptionally warm and we had SUCH  a good day. We never cut our own tree before, but after this experience I hope we do it every year! I was on the mission to find a tall, skinny tree/almost charlie brownish. And I’m happy to report we found something very similar to that description. The highlights of the day was strolling around outside with the fam bam and the horse rides to and from the tree field. Non-highlights would be trying to figure out how to tie our tree to the top of our little car and dreaming of that minivan with a rack. Thankfully we didn’t lose the tree on the way home and we have been pretty good about watering our little guy so it’s still alive!

Here’s some photos of the day if you care to see:

dsc_0002 my favorite guys img_1758 caution, guy with a saw! actually carrying the saw, camera and making sure the kids aren’t tripping everywhere was quite the challenge! dsc_0032 dsc_0015 out on the hunt!  dsc_0037 dsc_0063 dsc_0047 i could eat this kid up, i love him so img_1777 ‘we are going on a bear hunt, we are going to catch a big one! Uh-oh grass, long wavy grass, swishy swashy! swishy swashy! swishy swashy!’   We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is one of our favorite books and doesn’t this photo capture it perfectly!! Thanks Julia for pointing this out!! ***also I skipped some of the words in case you are wondering***

dsc_0066 we found our tree! img_1768 on the way back, and we got to sit in the front to watch those beautiful horses!! have i mentioned nola is on a horse kick where she wants one. Not a fake one, a real one.  img_1770 and our first sighting of santa! Jonas was trembling in my arms for this photo and Nola only agreed to sit on his lap to get a candy cane.

Hope you all are enjoying this Holiday Season and hopefully none of your Christmas tree lights are half lit, literally and metaphorically speaking!