Thursday, December 4, 2008

O Christmas Tree Farm

We made it to the Christmas Tree Farm earlier than usual this year. My sister and niece came for a visit the weekend of Thanksgiving so we went the Sunday before Thanksgiving to get our tree. We had a really fun day, starting with a nice lunch at PF Chang's. The kids were so well-behaved, Ryan and I were grinning from ear to ear. At the gas station afterward, I went to give him a high-five to celebrate a successful restaurant outing, and he said it deserved a hug instead.
The tree farm we usually visit but missed out on last year, now has pig races. The kids loved it, and the little piggies were very cute. They seemed to enjoy racing around the track toward their
prize, and the owner was funny and entertaining.

Sissy had fallen asleep in the car, and it took her a bit to wake up and realize where we were. The kids enjoyed the hayride and playing with the farm animals. The boys enjoyed just racing up and down the rows of trees. We had to keep reminding them we had to slow down and pick out a tree.

And the winner is...! They strapped the tree on our car for us, and we were on our way home to decorate. Many ornaments were shattered in the process (that darn concrete floor), but it was a nice evening with Alvin and the Chipmunks egging us on.


Cary said...

I broke a few ornaments this year, too. I finally put down a couple of blankets between the ornament stash and the tree, and it helped.

The Davidsons said...

Ooooh, pretty tree!!! I didn't know you guys use the same tree farm we do! Unfortunately, we didn't go early this year like usual; we waited until it got good and freezing! Mix in a little snowy rain and 4 children with already-runny noses, and you've got yourself a yucky mess by mommy standards...not one single picture! We were literally in escape mode: Just get the tree and let's get out of here!