Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Tree Farm

I know that Christmas is 5 days away, and obviously we've had our tree for some time... but it's still worth documenting our epic day of Christmas Tree Farm-ing.
As we are now official residents of the Midwest, we're starting a bunch of family traditions. Heritage Tree Farm is now on the list. Here's the crew waiting patiently for me to finish feeding Amelia in the car.

Ok, come on. This kid is CUTE!

We found our tree. Owen & Daddy did a great job picking it out together.

O was fascinated watching Daddy cut it down. 

I can't get enough of this bear hat (and his little face, too).

I can't get a non-blurry picture of the Nieders in front of their tree uploaded for some reason, but here they are after a victorious combo-cut-down effort!
Amelia and Ava; the Bjorn twins. It's amazing the difference a year makes. Front vs Rear View.

Here's that handsome Nieders crew!
And the whole clan all together.
The Christmas tree is up and has been stable since the weekend after Thanksgiving. That's more than we can say for some of our trees in Seattle. I should knock on wood, but we've only lost one ornament this year so far (Oskee ate it). I'm surprised at Owen's gentle curiosity. He obviously takes the ornaments off but has treated them well. I'm pleasantly surprised.
We have loved the magic of this Christmas season, and we can't wait for the next 4 days to commence!

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