Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Great Christmas Tree Hunt

This past Sunday we upheld our annual tradition of cutting down our Christmas tree at Broadview Farm in Highland. We could go just about anywhere to get a tree at this time of year, but Broadview holds special significance for me because that is where I went as a child with my family to cut down a tree.
The weather was clear, but bitter (with a high of only 20 degrees) but we had fun regardless. The only one to succumb to the cold in the end was Kaden. He kept taking his gloves off and then wondered why his hands were hurting so badly. While Kevin carried the tree up to the checkout, I carried the wailing Kaden to the car to try to warm him back up. The older two boys enjoyed getting the twine and helping Daddy tie the tree to the top of the car.

I love holding on to these fun family times and I hope the boys will remember them with significance in the future as well. I am glad I can share a bit of my childhood with them, and I am glad Kevin doesn't mind being dragged out into the snowy cold either. :)

Even Santa was there!

Too short . . .

Too silly on top . . .

Just right!

Just too cold to have fun anymore!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Snow Much Fun!

The boys needed to get out of the house to burn off some extra energy, so as soon as we finished up school (and Kaden "napped"), I sent them out to shovel the sidewalks and have some fun.

Four inches of fresh snow + two couped up boys + 3 crazy dogs = perfect winter fun!