Well last weekend marked the Annual Tree Cutting tradition with some dear family friends. Chris' family and this family have been going on this adventure for over 20 years.
The day resembles something close to this...
9am - meet up over hot coffee and pastries
10am - hit the road
10:45am - arrive at tree farm
...wait to get on bus/trolley out to field
...take an unusually long time picking out tree - you really just can't rush these things you know...perfect trees aren't found in 10 minutes.
...ride back to main house and see Santa and Mrs. Claus
...pack up and head home
I had a precious moment with Shayden this year while we were getting ready to leave our house in the morning. He wanted to see if we could stop by the store and get Santa a present on our way. When I asked him what he was thinking of getting, he replied "a notebook and pen"...hm, ok why buddy do you think he needs that..."because I don't think he can remember what I ask for, he never seems to bring me what I tell him." I then had to go into some detailed explanations as to how these things work sometimes and all the while I was silently applauding him for his problem solving skills. It was a classic parenting moment I won't soon forget.
Ready to go and anxious to get their hands on a saw
Aw...I just love that little face
The boys brought their measuring tape
Have to make sure its gonna fit
Shayden's request a dirt bike - Quinton's request a candy cane
What a difference 2 yrs makes
Notice Mrs. Claus trying to bribe her with the candy cane...yeah, not gonna work