Sunday, December 6, 2009

O Christmas Tree

For the second year in a row we headed out to a tree farm south of town to pick out and cut down our Christmas tree. The weather seemed to mimic last year's FREEZING COLD weather. However, this year we were lucky enough to not have the wind so it ended up being a nice afternoon. We perused the many trees looking for the perfect one. The boys decided on this one....
It looked perfect! But then Trevor started cutting it down....

As you can see he had some help. And then he soon realized the thing had a HUGE stump but it was too late...so he forged through...and now has one sore forearm! (Next year we will check on that before picking...lesson learned) (I don't even want to describe the process that went on once we got home and tried to get it in our tree stand.)

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The grunting and funny noise you hear in the background would be Mr. Bennett snoring away in the sling.

Don't we look like something out of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation?

Santa was also at the tree farm. And this time I was able to convince Declan to get up there.

In an attempt to even out the ornament the boys got help from daddy.

However, I still think a majority of the ornaments are running along the bottom. In years past my OCD has gotten the better of me and I've had to rearrange. This year, however, I've let that go. The boys had a blast decorating. Now we just have to pray it doesn't tip.

I kept thinking today as we were decorating the tree, Christmas was so cool as a kid but watching it and experiencing it with our kids is totally awesome. It really doesn't get any better! Carson is 100% into the Santa thing this year. He's got his letter sitting on the stairs awaiting a stamp so that it can get to the North Pole. I love it!

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