Saturday, December 8, 2012

Christmas Traditions - Cutting Down the Tree..

I am not sure if the kids were more excited about making our yearly trek to the Christmas Tree Farm or if I was more excited :o)

I LOVE going to the Christmas Tree farm :o)  I especially like when the weather is warm and sunny when we visit the farm.

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I know some of you probably thinks that's weird because you like the idea of a white Christmas and crackling fires and bundling up in coats, boots and scarves, but not me!  Ha!  I HATE cold weather. If the temperature never got below 60 I would be a very happy chicka!

The tree farm we visit built a new "petting zoo" since we were there last and it is really nice! The kids had a ball feeding the animals and "baaing," "clucking," and "neighing" at the animals...constantly...to be fair that was mostly baby boy :o)

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Sunshine's class at school is reading Charlotte's web so she felt a strong connection to this cutie!

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Next, we set out to find the perfect Christmas tree. I have a picture of the kids doing this same walk every year...

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Think there's any chance I will be able to get them to do that same, hand in hand, walk in ten years? Ha! I call this one, "Hey Mama! Are you coming?"

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Me and that boy like to stick together...big time :o)

You know that "sassy, hand on your hip" pose that is so popular on facebook, especially among college girls? It comes natural to my Little Pumpkin!

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I call the following three pictures, "The 'Hey Mama! Take my picture by this one.' Montage."

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We finally found the perfect tree!!!

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We are currently living in a rental and space is limited so we went with the "Charlie Brown" model :o)

In keeping with tradition, each of the kids took a turn cutting down the Christmas tree.

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Building memories!

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Happy kiddos!

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Watching our tree get cleaned...

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Wrapping it up! Yay!

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Mission accomplished.

Next on the agenda...pig races! Is that just an Arkansas thing or do y'all do that in other parts of the country?

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Not sure what's going on here. Practicing his hog call?

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Handsome little man!

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Big sister. Little brother.

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Check out that cute little smile. I LOVE it. She lost her first top, front tooth a few weeks ago and the other is lose. So sweet!

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My beautiful baby girl.

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A fun day.

I'm curious. Do you cut down a tree each year or do you have an artificial tree?

3 comments:

The Hendrix Family said...

Allergies force the artificial tree on our home, but I love the smell of a real one.

What a wonderful family tradition.

I'm so glad I found your blog!!!

The Garners said...

Such sweet memories made! Love their cute shirts. :)

Renee said...

Oooooh how I LOVE family traditions!!! Artificial for us, Matthew and I found out in our first year of marriage that we are MAJORLY allergic.